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Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibers using quasi-CW pumping
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Paper Abstract

Supercontinuum generation is often achieved using pulses from a femtosecond laser. Recent advances in highpower continuous-wave (CW) fiber lasers have made it possible to use these compact and rugged sources for supercontinuum generation. We briefly review the physical mechanisms behind supercontinuum generation and also treat some of the intricacies of numerically modelling a CW pump. This allows an investigation of, e.g., how the pump spectral linewidth affects the supercontinuum spectrum.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 February 2007
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 6480, Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VI, 64800J (6 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.717512
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Michael H. Frosz, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Ole Bang, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
Anders O. Bjarklev, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6480:
Photonic Crystal Materials and Devices VI
Ali Adibi; Shawn-Yu Lin; Axel Scherer, Editor(s)

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