Broadband supercontinuum generation covering UV to mid-IR region by using three pumping sources in single crystal sapphire fiber

Jae Hun Kim, Meng Ku Chen, Chia En Yang, Jon Lee, Kebin Shi, Zhiwen Liu, Stuart Yin, Karl Reichard, Paul Ruffin, Eugene Edwards, Christina Brantley, Claire Luo

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Abstract

In this paper, we demonstrate that the the bandwidth of the supercontinuum spectrum generated in a large mode area sapphire fiber can be enhanced by employing triple pumping sources. Three pumping sources with wavelengths of 784nm, 1290nm, and 2000nm are launched into a single crystal sapphire fiber that is 5cm in length and has a core diameter of 115μm. The nonlinear interactions due to self-phase modulation and fourwave mixing form a broadband supercontinuum that covers the UV, visible, near-IR and lower mid-IR regions. Furthermore, we explore the possibility of generating a broadband supercontinuum expanding from the UV to far-IR region by increasing the number of pumping sources with wavelengths in the mid- and far-IR.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14792-14800
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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