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Dispersion controlled tellurite microstructured fibers for supercontiuum generations pumped by picosecond and femtosecond fiber lasers
Author(s): Meisong Liao; Xin Yan; Guanshi Qin; Chitrarekha Chaudhari; Takenobu Suzuki; Yasutake Ohishi
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Paper Abstract

Supercontinuum (SC) generation has the important applications such as broadband light source, optical coherence tomography, ultra-short pulse compression, and optical frequency metrology, etc. Tellurite glass is transparent in the mid-infrared range, and has a higher n2 than silica glass by at least one order of magnitude. We have fabricated the hexagonally shaped tellurite air-clad fiber with a core diameter of around 1 μm through controlling the temperature field exactly in the process of fiber-drawing. Since the SC generation strongly depends on the chromatic dispersion, which is determined by the microstructure of fiber, it is interesting to investigate and demonstrate such dependence for such a small core fiber in detail. In this work by pumping a positive pressure of nitrogen gas into the holes of preform, we obtained 1 μm core fibers with diameter ratio of holey region to core (DRHC) varied from 3.5 to 20. The dispersion was tailored effectively by the variation of DRHC. Dependences of SC on the microstructure and dispersion were demonstrated. The pump lasers were picosecond and femtosecond fiber lasers. One octave flattened SC generation was obtained for the fibers pumped by 1064 nm picosecond fiber laser with the pulse energy of several hundred pJ. Intense second and third harmonic generations were obtained under the pump of a 1557 nm femtosecond fiber laser. The correlation of dispersion and SC spectra was analyzed. Such tellurite microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) with high nonlinearity and controlled dispersion are significant in nonlinear applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7934, Optical Components and Materials VIII, 793414 (23 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.873689
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Meisong Liao, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Xin Yan, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Guanshi Qin, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Chitrarekha Chaudhari, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Takenobu Suzuki, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)
Yasutake Ohishi, Toyota Technological Institute (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7934:
Optical Components and Materials VIII
Michel J. F. Digonnet; Shibin Jiang; John W. Glesener; J. Christopher Dries, Editor(s)

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