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Effect of phase modulation of femtosecond pump pulses on the spectral and coherence properties of super-continuum with strongly pronounced soliton structures in its spectrum
Author(s): Sergey Kobtsev; Sergey Kukarin; Nikolay Fateev; Sergey Smirnov
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Paper Abstract

In this paper it was for the first time experimentally proven that chirp of pumping femtosecond pulses has considerable effect on the degree of coherence of short-wavelength part of super-continuum (SC) with strongly expressed soliton structures in its spectrum. At the same time the soliton component of super-continuum retains full coherence when the chirp of pumping radiation is varied. The broadest spectrum width of SC and the highest degree of coherence of the short-wavelength components of SC are achieved at small positive values of the chirp parameter. The noise-to signal ratio of SC was analyzed with the help of numerical simulation and it was found that at the optimal near-zero chirp value the degree of coherence of our SC is sufficient for metrology applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6612, Laser Optics 2006: Diode Lasers and Telecommunication Systems, 66120C (13 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.740160
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Sergey Kobtsev, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
Sergey Kukarin, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
Nikolay Fateev, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)
Sergey Smirnov, Novosibirsk State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6612:
Laser Optics 2006: Diode Lasers and Telecommunication Systems
Nikolay N. Rosanov, Editor(s)

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