High efficiency supercontinuum generation using ultra-long Raman fiber cavities

El-Taher, Atalla E., Ania-Castañón, Juan D., Karalekas, Vassilis and Harper, Paul (2009). High efficiency supercontinuum generation using ultra-long Raman fiber cavities. Optics Express, 17 (20), pp. 17909-17915.


Supercontinuum generation in a multi-fiber ultra-long Raman fiber laser cavity is experimentally investigated for the first time. We demonstrate significantly enhanced spectral flatness and supercontinuum generation efficiency using only conventional single mode silica fiber. With a pump power of only 1.63W a ~15dB bandwidth >260 nm wide (from 1440 to >1700nm) supercontinuum source is reported with a flatness of <1dB over 180nm using an optimised hybrid TW/HNLF cavity. We address the dependence of the supercontinuum spectrum on the input pump power and ultra-long Raman cavity.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.017909
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, electronic & power engineering
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Uncontrolled Keywords: photonics,ultra-long Raman fiber cavities,Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Full Text Link: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-20-17909
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Published Date: 2009-09-22
Authors: El-Taher, Atalla E.
Ania-Castañón, Juan D.
Karalekas, Vassilis
Harper, Paul



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