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Compact all-fiber supercontinuum source with high stability
Author(s): Philip G. Westergaard; Jeffrey W. Nicholson; Bera Palsdottir
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Paper Abstract

An all-fiber supercontinuum light source based on a polarization-maintaining, self-starting femtosecond oscillator with repetition rate in the MHz range is presented. The supercontinuum stretches from 950 – 2100 nm and exhibits a high level of stability – both in terms of amplitude and repetition rate. The supercontinuum source displays an rms intensity noise of 0.05 % when integrated from 10 Hz to 1 MHz. The light source is contained in box with dimensions 25×25×5 cm3 with a single mode output fiber. This together with the high level of stability makes this light source well suited for applications in, e.g., spectroscopy and OCT.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2020
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11260, Fiber Lasers XVII: Technology and Systems, 112600R (21 February 2020); doi: 10.1117/12.2544843
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Philip G. Westergaard, OFS Fitel Denmark ApS (Denmark)
Jeffrey W. Nicholson, OFS Fitel, LLC (United States)
Bera Palsdottir, OFS Fitel Denmark ApS (Denmark)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11260:
Fiber Lasers XVII: Technology and Systems
Liang Dong, Editor(s)

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