Generation of Ultrashort and Coherent Supercontinuum Light Pulses in All-Normal Dispersion Fibers
Supercontinuum (SC) generation has become a scientific and commercial success story in the past decade driven by specialty optical fiber technology, in particular the invention of the photonic crystal fiber (PCF). From optical frequency metrology to biophotonic imaging—its unique spectral properties have revolutionized dozens of applications, many of which are described in this book. However, especially noise-sensitive or ultrafast photonics applications such as time-resolved spectroscopy or nonlinear pulse compression, which require not only a broad spectral bandwidth but also a coherent ultrashort pulse in the time domain, have struggled to incorporate fiber based SC sources.
KeywordsPump Pulse Photonic Crystal Fiber Dispersion Profile Zero Dispersion Wavelength Fiber Design
This research was supported in part by Fellowships awarded to A.M. Heidt by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the EU People Programme (Marie Curie Actions) under grant agreement 300859 (ADMIRATION). A. Hartung and H. Bartelt acknowledge funding by the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Science and Culture under the European EFRE program.
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