Maximization of supercontinua in photonic crystal fibers by using double pulses and polarization effects

V. L. Kalashnikov, P. Dombi, T. Fuji, W. J. Wadsworth, J. C. Knight, P. S.J. Russell, R. S. Windeler, A. Apolonski

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Abstract

We show with sub-20 fs pulses both experimentally and theoretically two techniques to control the width and polarization of spectral supercontinua generated in photonic crystal fibers. The first exploits double pulses which interact inside the fiber nonelastically due to stimulated Raman scattering and thus make the supercontinuum wider, whereas the peak intensity can be kept at a reasonably moderate level to prevent fiber damage. The second approach includes polarization manipulations which allow a desirable polarization state to be obtained in a definite spectral range and the spectral shape and width to be varied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-324
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Volume77
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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    Kalashnikov, V. L., Dombi, P., Fuji, T., Wadsworth, W. J., Knight, J. C., Russell, P. S. J., Windeler, R. S., & Apolonski, A. (2003). Maximization of supercontinua in photonic crystal fibers by using double pulses and polarization effects. Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics, 77(2-3), 319-324. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-003-1187-6