Abstract

We experimentally investigate the nonlinear propagation of subnanosecond pulses in solid-core photonic bandgap fibers. By launching pulses with a few kilowatts peak power, a flat supercontinuum is generated. The long-wavelength edge of the supercontinuum can be controlled thanks to the original linear properties inherent to solid-core photonic bandgap fibers. This allows one to tailor the generated supercontinuum radiation and to keep it over a given spectral range of interest without any significant power loss.

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[CrossRef]

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D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bétourné, A.

V. Pureur, A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, A. Kudlinski, K. Delplace, A. Le Rouge, Y. Quiquempois, and M. Douay, Fiber Integr. Opt. 28, 27 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, Y. Quiquempois, M. Perrin, and M. Douay, Opt. Lett. 32, 1719 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Biancalana, F.

Bigot, L.

V. Pureur, A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, A. Kudlinski, K. Delplace, A. Le Rouge, Y. Quiquempois, and M. Douay, Fiber Integr. Opt. 28, 27 (2009).
[CrossRef]

G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, Y. Quiquempois, F. Lopez, L. Provino, and M. Douay, Opt. Express 13, 8452 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bolger, J. A.

Bouwmans, G.

Brito Cruz, C. H.

Cerqueira, A. S.

Coen, S.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cordeiro, C. M. B.

Cumberland, B. A.

Delplace, K.

V. Pureur, A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, A. Kudlinski, K. Delplace, A. Le Rouge, Y. Quiquempois, and M. Douay, Fiber Integr. Opt. 28, 27 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Douay, M.

Dudley, J. M.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Eggleton, B. J.

Fatome, J.

Finot, C.

Fuerbach, A.

Genty, G.

Hernandez-Figueroa, H. E.

Kaivola, M.

Kibler, B.

Knight, J. C.

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
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Kudlinski, A.

V. Pureur, A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, A. Kudlinski, K. Delplace, A. Le Rouge, Y. Quiquempois, and M. Douay, Fiber Integr. Opt. 28, 27 (2009).
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A. Kudlinski, G. Bouwmans, M. Douay, M. Taki, and A. Mussot, J. Lightwave Technol. 27, 1556 (2009).
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Le Rouge, A.

V. Pureur, A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, A. Kudlinski, K. Delplace, A. Le Rouge, Y. Quiquempois, and M. Douay, Fiber Integr. Opt. 28, 27 (2009).
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Lehtonen, M.

Lopez, F.

Luan, F.

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Ludvigsen, H.

Martynkien, T.

Mussot, A.

Nulsen, A.

Perrin, M.

Popov, S. V.

Provino, L.

Pureur, V.

V. Pureur, A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, A. Kudlinski, K. Delplace, A. Le Rouge, Y. Quiquempois, and M. Douay, Fiber Integr. Opt. 28, 27 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Quiquempois, Y.

Roberts, P. J.

Russell, P. St. J.

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Skryabin, D. V.

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Steinvurzel, P.

Szpulak, M.

Taki, M.

Taylor, J. R.

Travers, J. C.

Urbanczyk, W.

Wabnitz, S.

Wojcik, J.

Fiber Integr. Opt.

V. Pureur, A. Bétourné, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, A. Kudlinski, K. Delplace, A. Le Rouge, Y. Quiquempois, and M. Douay, Fiber Integr. Opt. 28, 27 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Rev. Mod. Phys.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Science

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Scanning electron microscope image with a close-up in the core region. (b) Density of states (DOS) calculated for a perfect infinite cladding structure. (c) Computed confinement losses and nonlinear coefficient. (d) Experimental transmission spectrum, near-field mode images, and computed GVD curve.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectra measured for fiber lengths of 11 m (top) and 1.5 m (bottom). Inset, near-field images of the SC mode at 1100, 1300, and 1500 nm. (b) Measurement of the spectral broadening as a function of fiber length.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power dynamics of the SC formation in fiber A (a) and fiber B (b) for launched peak powers from 0.2 to 2.7 kW. (c), (d) Evolution of the long-wavelength edge of the spectrum as a function of input peak power for each fiber. Insets, output power versus input peak power.

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