Supercontinuum generation in mid-IR using chalcogenide and germanate nonlinear fiber

Abstract

We demonstrate mid-infrared (mid-IR) supercontinuum generation with bandwidth from 2 to 2.8 μm at 20 dB below the peak in nonlinear step-index chalcogenide fiber using femtosecond mid-IR pulses directly from the oscillator. We compare the results with a supercontinuum generated in a silica-based high germanium content fiber. Supercontinuum generation occurs at 90 mW of launched average pump power that is equal to the 0.9 nJ pulse energy. The distinctive feature of the obtained supercontinuum is its stability and coherence due to the deterministic supercontinuum generation by the femtosecond pump pulses.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2003957
Divisions: Engineering & Applied Sciences > Electrical, Electronic & Power Engineering
Engineering & Applied Sciences
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Uncontrolled Keywords: chalcogenide fiber,femtosecond laser,fiber optics,germanate fiber,mid-IR laser,nonlinear optics,Supercontinuum generation,Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials,Condensed Matter Physics,Computer Science Applications,Applied Mathematics,Electrical and Electronic Engineering
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Published Date: 2013-03-06
Authors: Tolstik, Nikolai
Sorokin, Evgeni
Kalashnikov, Vladimir
Klimentov, Dmitriy
Dvoyrin, Vladislav ( 0000-0001-7358-1641)
Sorokina, Irina T.

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