Generation of an octave-spanning supercontinuum in highly nonlinear fibers pumped by noise-like pulses

Shih Shian Lin, Sheng-Kwang Hwang, Jia Ming Liu

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Abstract

A supercontinuum generation system is developed, which consists of an erbium-doped fiber ring laser, an erbium-doped fiber amplifier, and a 100-m highly nonlinear fiber. Through nonlinear polarization rotation, the fiber ring laser generates a train of noise-like pulses in the form of repetitive picosecond pulse packets consisting of femtosecond noise-like fine temporal structures. The noise-like pulses are amplified before being sent into the highly nonlinear fiber. As a result, an octave-spanning supercontinuum from 1177 nm to 2449 nm is obtained, which has a 20-dB spectral width of 980 nm. Because of the nonlinearity of the fiber amplifier, the duration of the noise-like pulses is shortened while their average power is enhanced. However, the enhanced pulse energy makes the key contribution to the spectral broadening of the resulting spuercontinuum in this study since the highly nonlinear fiber is so long that the effect of the pulse compression on supercontinuum generation is weak.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II
EditorsIam Choon Khoo, Zhiwen Liu, Demetri Psaltis
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781628412253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
EventUltrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2014 Aug 172014 Aug 18

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9198
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherUltrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period14-08-1714-08-18

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Lin, S. S., Hwang, S-K., & Liu, J. M. (2014). Generation of an octave-spanning supercontinuum in highly nonlinear fibers pumped by noise-like pulses. In I. C. Khoo, Z. Liu, & D. Psaltis (Eds.), Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II [919816] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9198). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061258
Lin, Shih Shian ; Hwang, Sheng-Kwang ; Liu, Jia Ming. / Generation of an octave-spanning supercontinuum in highly nonlinear fibers pumped by noise-like pulses. Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II. editor / Iam Choon Khoo ; Zhiwen Liu ; Demetri Psaltis. SPIE, 2014. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Lin, SS, Hwang, S-K & Liu, JM 2014, Generation of an octave-spanning supercontinuum in highly nonlinear fibers pumped by noise-like pulses. in IC Khoo, Z Liu & D Psaltis (eds), Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II., 919816, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 9198, SPIE, Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II, San Diego, United States, 14-08-17. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061258

Generation of an octave-spanning supercontinuum in highly nonlinear fibers pumped by noise-like pulses. / Lin, Shih Shian; Hwang, Sheng-Kwang; Liu, Jia Ming.

Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II. ed. / Iam Choon Khoo; Zhiwen Liu; Demetri Psaltis. SPIE, 2014. 919816 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9198).

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Lin SS, Hwang S-K, Liu JM. Generation of an octave-spanning supercontinuum in highly nonlinear fibers pumped by noise-like pulses. In Khoo IC, Liu Z, Psaltis D, editors, Ultrafast Nonlinear Imaging and Spectroscopy II. SPIE. 2014. 919816. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061258