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Infrared supercontinuum from a large mode area PCF under extreme picosecond excitation

Savitski, Vasili and Yumashev, K. V. and Kalashnikov, V. L. and Shevandin, V. S. and Dukel'skii, K. V. (2007) Infrared supercontinuum from a large mode area PCF under extreme picosecond excitation. Optical and Quantum Electronics, 39 (15). pp. 1297-1309. ISSN 0306-8919

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Abstract

Evolution of the long-wavelength edge of supercontinuum (SC) in a large mode-area photonic crystal fiber (LMA PCF) under extreme (close to the fiber damage threshold) picosecond excitation is analyzed for the first time to our knowledge. The obtained results are interpreted on the basis of the numerical simulations explaining both spectral and temporal characteristics of SC in dependence on the pulse power and the fiber length. An existence of the minimum LMA PCF length providing the broadest spectrum under the highest picosecond excitations is predicted. The multimode cross-modulation inside the LMA PCF is analyzed, as well.

Item type: Article
ID code: 37376
Keywords: photonic crystal fiber, supercontinuum, nonlinear optics, optical solitons, optical fibres, continuum generation, microstructured fibers, spectral range, CO2 gas, laser, dispersion, pulses, power, Optics. Light, Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
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    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 16:54
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 14:49
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/37376

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