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Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in suspended core tellurite microstructured optical fibers

Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in suspended core tellurite microstructured optical fibers
Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in suspended core tellurite microstructured optical fibers
We report the fabrication of a tellurite optical fiber with a suspended core design, formed on a 220-nm-wide filament of glass. The fiber was pumped at two different wavelengths (1500 and 2400 nm) using femtosecond pulses generated from an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) in order to produce mid-infrared supercontinuum (SC). We observed that SC spectra extending to 3 µm were readily generated. To further optimize the design, detailed numerical study was performed, which revealed how the fiber structural characteristics dramatically influence the spectral broadening because of the changes in the dispersion profile and in turn, the interplay of nonlinear effects that give rise to SC generation. We found that an accurate control of the core shape can be employed to contain the generated SC spectra within well-defined spectral regions or to provide a broad extension of the continuum to beyond 4 µm.
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Belal, M., Xu, L., Horak, P., Shen, L., Feng, X., Ettabib, M., Richardson, D.J., Petropoulos, P. and Price, J.H.V. (2015) Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in suspended core tellurite microstructured optical fibers. Optics Letters, 40 (10), 2237-2240. (doi:10.1364/OL.40.002237).

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We report the fabrication of a tellurite optical fiber with a suspended core design, formed on a 220-nm-wide filament of glass. The fiber was pumped at two different wavelengths (1500 and 2400 nm) using femtosecond pulses generated from an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) in order to produce mid-infrared supercontinuum (SC). We observed that SC spectra extending to 3 µm were readily generated. To further optimize the design, detailed numerical study was performed, which revealed how the fiber structural characteristics dramatically influence the spectral broadening because of the changes in the dispersion profile and in turn, the interplay of nonlinear effects that give rise to SC generation. We found that an accurate control of the core shape can be employed to contain the generated SC spectra within well-defined spectral regions or to provide a broad extension of the continuum to beyond 4 µm.

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Accepted/In Press date: 16 April 2015
e-pub ahead of print date: 6 May 2015
Published date: 15 May 2015
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 378180
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/378180
ISSN: 0146-9592
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ORCID for M. Belal: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5175-3158
ORCID for P. Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for D.J. Richardson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7751-1058
ORCID for P. Petropoulos: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1576-8034
ORCID for J.H.V. Price: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0256-9172

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2015 16:10
Last modified: 06 Mar 2019 01:38

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