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Nano-engineering of photonic crystal fibers for supercontinuum generation
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Paper Abstract

Supercontinuum generation using picosecond pulses pumped into cobweb photonic crystal fibres is investigated. Dispersion profiles are calculated for several fibre designs. The influence of the fibre structural parameters on the location of the Stokes/anti-Stokes peaks and gain bandwidth is investigated. We find that four-wave mixing is the dominant physical mechanism for the pumping scheme considered here, and that there is a tradeoff between the spectral width and the spectral flatness. The balance of this tradeoff is determined by nanometer-scale design of the fibre structural parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 October 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5950, Photonic Crystals and Fibers, 59500Q (12 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.621796
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Michael H. Frosz, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Thorkild Sorensen, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Ole Bang, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5950:
Photonic Crystals and Fibers
Waclaw Urbanczyk; Bozena Jaskorzynska; Philip St. J. Russell, Editor(s)

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