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Laser Physics

, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 270–276 | Cite as

Linear and nonlinear properties of multicomponent glass photonic crystal fibers

  • D. Lorenc
  • I. Bugar
  • M. Aranyosiova
  • R. Buczynski
  • D. Pysz
  • D. Velic
  • D. Chorvat
Nonlinear Optics and Spectroscopy

Abstract

Processes resulting in supercontinuum generation in multicomponent glass photonic crystal fibers are reviewed in this paper. Multicomponent glass photonic crystal fibers are shown to have a broad transmission range, extending up to 4.5 μm in selected cases. Pumping with a 1240-nm femtosecond pulse at very low sub-nJ energies resulted in soliton formation and dispersive wave generation in a multicomponent PCF sample having a double-core square-lattice structure. These processes were described using a phase-matching model derived from the simulated dispersive properties of the fiber. Third-harmonic generation was observed in the radiation modes of a different cobweb sample with the simultaneous formation of a soliton in the NIR.

PACS numbers

42.65.Ky 42.65.Wi 42.81.Qb 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Lorenc
    • 1
  • I. Bugar
    • 1
  • M. Aranyosiova
    • 1
    • 3
  • R. Buczynski
    • 2
  • D. Pysz
    • 4
  • D. Velic
    • 1
    • 3
  • D. Chorvat
    • 1
  1. 1.International Laser CenterBratislavaSlovakia
  2. 2.Information Optics Group, Faculty of PhysicsWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Faculty of Natural SciencesComenius UniversityBratislavaSlovakia
  4. 4.Glass Laboratory Institute of Electronic Materials TechnologyWarsawPoland

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