Abstract

Planar glass membrane fibers (PGMFs) are of current interest owing to the fact that they combine the interesting dispersive properties of fibers with diffraction in one unbound transverse dimension. We study supercontinuum (SC) spectra generated in PGMFs and show that the underlying dynamics has similarities to bulk medium. At the same time, the rich dispersion properties of PGMFs open up new possibilities, including SC spectral shapes that do not occur in natural bulk media. In all cases, the SC spectra in PGMFs can be interpreted in detail using the effective-three-wave-mixing model originally developed for bulk media.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

2006 (1)

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

2005 (3)

2004 (3)

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Kolesik and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 70, 036604 (2004).
[Crossref]

K. M. Hilligsoe, T. Andersen, H. Paulsen, C. Nielsen, K. Molmer, S. Keiding, R. Kristiansen, K. Hansen, and J. J. Larsen, Opt. Express 12, 1045 (2004).
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J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
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2001 (1)

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
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Bergé, L.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[Crossref]

Birks, T. A.

Coen, S.

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

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A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[Crossref]

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

Genty, G.

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

Griebner, U.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hansen, K.

Herrmann, J.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hilligsoe, K. M.

Husakou, A.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Husakou, A. V.

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Joly, N. Y.

Karlsson, M.

N. Akhmediev and M. Karlsson, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2602 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kasparian, J.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[Crossref]

Keiding, S.

Knight, J. C.

N. Y. Joly, T. A. Birks, A. Yulin, J. C. Knight, and P. S. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 30, 2469 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kolesik, M.

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Opt. Express 13, 10729 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Kolesik and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 70, 036604 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Korn, G.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kristiansen, R.

Larsen, J. J.

Molmer, K.

Moloney, J. V.

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Opt. Express 13, 10729 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Kolesik and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 70, 036604 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mysyrowicz, A.

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[Crossref]

Nickel, D.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Nielsen, C.

Nuter, R.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[Crossref]

Paulsen, H.

Russell, P. S. J.

N. Y. Joly, T. A. Birks, A. Yulin, J. C. Knight, and P. S. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 30, 2469 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. V. Yulin, D. V. Skryabin, and P. S. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 30, 525 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Skryabin, D. V.

Skupin, S.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[Crossref]

Wadsworth, W. J.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wolf, J.

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[Crossref]

Wright, E. M.

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Opt. Express 13, 10729 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Yulin, A.

Yulin, A. V.

Zhavoronkov, N.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rep. (1)

A. Couairon and A. Mysyrowicz, Phys. Rep. 441, 47 (2007).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. A (1)

N. Akhmediev and M. Karlsson, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2602 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

M. Kolesik and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. E 70, 036604 (2004).
[Crossref]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (3)

M. Kolesik, E. M. Wright, and J. V. Moloney, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 253901 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. V. Husakou and J. Herrmann, Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 203901 (2001).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rep. Prog. Phys. (1)

L. Bergé, S. Skupin, R. Nuter, J. Kasparian, and J. Wolf, Rep. Prog. Phys. 70, 1633 (2007).
[Crossref]

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

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

Other (1)

R.R.Alfano, ed., The Supercontinuum Laser Source (Springer-Verlag, 1989).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Angularly resolved (log scale) spectrum from a 600 - nm -thick silica PGMF for a TE-polarized pulse of 60 fs duration and center wavelength 800 nm , resulting in an X-shaped spectrum. For comparison, the right panel shows supercontinuum generated in water ( λ = 527 nm , 80 fs , 4 μ J , 3 cm distance).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Angularly resolved spectrum generated in a 1000 - nm -thick silica PGMF for a TM-polarized pulse of 30 fs duration and center wavelength 800 nm , resulting in a fishlike-shaped spectrum. For comparison, a similar spectrum generated in water ( λ = 1300 nm , 80 fs , 8 μ J , 1 cm distance) is shown in the right panel.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Far-field spectrum generated by a TM-polarized input pulse of 30 fs duration in a 600 - nm -thick PGMF, resulting in a spectrum that extends into both the normal and anomalous dispersion regions.

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