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Optical Engineering

Ultraviolet to visible continuum generation in a silica photonic crystal fiber
Author(s): Lixiao Li; Jinhui Yuan; Xinzhu Sang; Binbin Yan; Kuiru Wang; Chongxiu Yu
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Paper Abstract

The ultraviolet to visible continuum generations are experimentally demonstrated by coupling femtosecond pump pulses around 800 nm into the normal dispersion region close to the zero-dispersion wavelength in the fundamental mode of a silica photonic crystal fiber (PCF). The ultraviolet to visible continuum is generated through a combination of nonlinear effects including degenerate four-wave mixing, cross-phase modulation, and stimulated Raman scattering. When pump pulses with the wavelength of 800 nm and the input average power of 500 mW are used, more than 40% of the incident pump power is converted to the ultraviolet to visible spectral region. The evolution of the output spectra for different PCF lengths is studied to understand the nonlinear propagation dynamics during the process of the continuum generation. The ultraviolet to visible continuum generation will find important applications in the ultraviolet and visible-based biophotonics and spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2018
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 57(2) 026113 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.57.2.026113
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 57, Issue 2
Show Author Affiliations
Lixiao Li, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Jinhui Yuan, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Xinzhu Sang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Binbin Yan, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Kuiru Wang, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)
Chongxiu Yu, Beijing Univ. of Posts and Telecommunications (China)


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