We experimentally investigate mid-infrared (MIR) supercontinuum (SC) generation in chalcogenide step-index optical fibers. The pump source is generated by the difference frequency generation with a pulse width of ~170 fs, a repetition rate of ~1000 Hz, and a wavelength range tunable from 2.5 to 11 μm. The wide MIR SC will be applied in sensing, medical and biological imaging areas.
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Study of self-shadowing effect as a simple means to realize nanostructured thin films and layers with special attentions to birefringent obliquely deposited thin films and photo-luminescent porous silicon