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Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers for undergraduate laboratory
Author(s): Gregory Alan Helmininack; Derek D. Gladysiewski; Feng Zhou; Ken Hershman; Ben Campbell; Jeff Thomas

Paper Abstract

The nanotechnology field is currently undergoing an exciting period of discoveries. It is necessary to bring nanotechnology to physics students. However, there is a lack of nanotechnology experiments developed for the undergraduate labs. By coupling high peak power laser pulses to a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber, supercontinuum generation and characterization are incorporated into nanotechnology education in undergraduate physics labs. Because of the fast advance and truly interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology, the supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber experiment gives physics undergraduate students an opportunity to work with high power lasers, to gain hands-on experience with state-of-art test and measurement equipment, and to access research projects in fiber optics, laser applications and nanotechnology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2007
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9665, Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics, 96651Y (3 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.2207809
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory Alan Helmininack, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Derek D. Gladysiewski, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Feng Zhou, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Ken Hershman, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
Ben Campbell, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)
Jeff Thomas, Pennsylvania State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9665:
Tenth International Topical Meeting on Education and Training in Optics and Photonics
Marc Nantel, Editor(s)

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