Fundamentals of stable continuum generation at high repetition rates

Kohichi R. Tamura, Hirokazu Kubota, Masataka Nakazawa

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Abstract

A continuum generated from highly nonlinear seed pulses (N ≫ 1) propagating in a medium with only self-phase modulation (SPM) or with SPM and anomalous dispersion is highly sensitive to the noise of the input pump pulse. The combination of SPM and normal dispersion improves the stability. However, more efficient spectral broadening schemes are desirable for generating a broad-band continuum at gigahertz rates. The adiabatic compression of weakly nonlinear pulses (N ≅ 1) via the soliton effect efficiently generates a broad-band continuum that is robust against noise. Detailed characterization of continuum generation in several different fibers is reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)773-779
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume36
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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