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


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.

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Buczynski, R., Kujawa, I., Kasztelanic, R. et al. Supercontinuum generation in all-solid photonic crystal fiber with low index core. Laser Phys. 22, 784–790 (2012).

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  • Laser Phys
  • Photonic Crystal Fiber
  • Broadband Source
  • Zero Dispersion Wavelength