5 March 2018 Low-noise supercontinuum sources based on all-normal dispersion fibers: exploring their prospects and limitations
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Proceedings Volume 10591, 2nd Canterbury Conference on OCT with Emphasis on Broadband Optical Sources; 105910B (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2293132
Event: Second Canterbury Conference on Optical Coherence Tomography, 2017, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Abstract
Supercontinuum (SC) sources based on optical fibers exhibiting flat and normal group velocity dispersion (GVD) in the entire wavelength region of interest, so-called all-normal dispersion (ANDi) fibers, have become a well-accepted alternative to the more conventional approach of pumping fibers in the anomalous GVD region. The conservation of a single ultrashort pulse and the suppression of noise-amplifying nonlinear effects during SC generation make ANDi fibers particularly attractive for ultrafast and noise-sensitive applications. Here we discuss current possibilities and future prospects, but also the limitations of ANDi fiber SC sources, focusing particularly on coherence and noise performance for various pump pulse regimes.
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Alexander M. Heidt, Alexander M. Heidt, Thomas Feurer, Thomas Feurer, } "Low-noise supercontinuum sources based on all-normal dispersion fibers: exploring their prospects and limitations", Proc. SPIE 10591, 2nd Canterbury Conference on OCT with Emphasis on Broadband Optical Sources, 105910B (5 March 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2293132; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2293132
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