Applied Physics B

, Volume 94, Issue 2, pp 187-194

First online:

Modulation control and spectral shaping of optical fiber supercontinuum generation in the picosecond regime

  • G. GentyAffiliated withOptics Laboratory, Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology
  • , J. M. DudleyAffiliated withInstitut FEMTO-ST, Départment d’Optique P. M. Duffieux, CNRS UMR 6174, Université de Franche-Comté Email author 
  • , B. J. EggletonAffiliated withCUDOS ARC Centre of Excellence, School of Physics, University of Sydney

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Numerical simulations are used to study how fiber supercontinuum generation seeded by picosecond pulses can be actively controlled through the use of input pulse modulation. By carrying out multiple simulations in the presence of noise, we show how tailored supercontinuum spectra with increased bandwidth and improved stability can be generated using an input envelope modulation of appropriate frequency and depth. The results are discussed in terms of the nonlinear propagation dynamics and pump depletion.


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