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Laser Physics

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 784–790 | Cite as

Supercontinuum generation in all-solid photonic crystal fiber with low index core

  • R. Buczynski
  • I. Kujawa
  • R. Kasztelanic
  • D. Pysz
  • K. Borzycki
  • F. Berghmans
  • H. Thienpont
  • R. Stepien
Fiber Optics

Abstract

In this paper we report on the fabrication and characterization of an all-solid photonic band gap fiber with high contrast and low index core. The fiber cladding is composed of high index lead-silicate rods while borosilicate NC21 glass is used as a background glass. A 70 nm wide photonic band gap at 875 nm central wavelength is experimentally identified and compared with a numerical model. We also present a novel method for photonic band gap measurement using a femtosecond pulsed laser. The method is verified against standard one and discussed.

Keywords

Laser Phys Photonic Crystal Fiber SUPERCONTINUUM Generation Broadband Source Zero Dispersion Wavelength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Buczynski
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Kujawa
    • 2
  • R. Kasztelanic
    • 1
  • D. Pysz
    • 2
  • K. Borzycki
    • 3
  • F. Berghmans
    • 4
  • H. Thienpont
    • 4
  • R. Stepien
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsUniversity of WarsawWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Glass LaboratoryInstitute of Electronic Materials TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.National Institute of TelecommunicationsWarsawPoland
  4. 4.Department of Applied Physics and PhotonicsVrije Universiteit BrusselBrusselsBelgium

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