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Continuous-wave optical fiber based supercontinuum light source
Author(s): Z. G. Lu; Y. Song; J. R. Liu; X. P. Zhang
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated a continuum-wave (CW) supercontinuum (SC) fiber light source with over 1000 nm bandwidth based on a low-cost erbium/ytterbium co-doped double-cladding fiber ring cavity laser. Based on the observation to the SC evolvement, we have experimentally analyzed the detailed contributions of several nonlinear effects within highly nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber (HNLF). Our experimental results have clearly indicated that four-wave mixing (FWM) and stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) play key roles in CW-pumped SC generation. At the same time, self-phase modulation (SPM) mainly contributes to generate new frequency components near the peaks that appear in the form of the spectra broadening while cross-phase modulation (XPM) enhances the broadening of peaks.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 November 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6782, Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II, 678213 (19 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.743782
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Z. G. Lu, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Y. Song, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
Concordia Univ. (Canada)
J. R. Liu, National Research Council Canada (Canada)
X. P. Zhang, Concordia Univ. (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6782:
Optoelectronic Materials and Devices II
Yoshiaki Nakano, Editor(s)

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