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Continuous wave supercontinuum generation aided by a weaker pulse laser
Author(s): G. Fernandes; M. Facão; M. I. Carvalho; S. Rodrigues; J. Heidarialamdarloo; A. N. Pinto; M. F. Ferreira
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Paper Abstract

The supercontinum generation has been achieved mainly by two different approaches, namely, with femtosecond intense pulses or using a continuous wave laser or larger pulses centered on the anomalous dispersion region. In order to improve temporal coherence, it has been suggested the introduction of a pulse seed or the propagation of both a large pulse pump and a small weaker continuous wave to control the soliton fission. Here we propose supercontinuum generation using a hybrid input, we pump with a continuous laser and copropagate a picosecond signal. We compare the bandwidth of the supercontinuum using only the continuous pump or the hybrid setup. Simulations of the generalized Schrodinger equation, using an adequate input-noise model to reproduce the spectrum of the continuous signal, are performed in order to investigate the supercontinuum generation in the optical communication window under different dispersion regimes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2012
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8434, Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI, 843413 (10 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.922715
Show Author Affiliations
G. Fernandes, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
M. Facão, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
M. I. Carvalho, Univ. of Porto (Portugal)
S. Rodrigues, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
J. Heidarialamdarloo, Univ. of Porto (Portugal)
A. N. Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)
M. F. Ferreira, Univ. of Aveiro (Portugal)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8434:
Nonlinear Optics and Applications VI
Benjamin J. Eggleton; Alexander L. Gaeta; Neil G. Broderick, Editor(s)

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