9 May 2008 Methods for visible supercontinuum generation in doped/undoped holey fibres
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One of the objectives of NextGenPCF European Union R&D project is to develop compact and low-cost white-light supercontinuum sources, based on the use of microchip lasers and air/silica microstructured optical fibres. In this paper, we present some experimental results obtained with doped or undoped highly nonlinear fibres. We also introduce and discuss some ways of getting blue/UV frequency generation, which is particularly useful for certain specific biomedical applications. Finally, the different methods proposed for supercontinuum generation are compared, in terms of spectral power density and spectrum range.
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P. Leproux, C. Buy-Lesvigne, V. Tombelaine, V. Couderc, J. L. Auguste, J. M. Blondy, G. Mélin, K. Schuster, J. Kobelke, and H. Bartelt "Methods for visible supercontinuum generation in doped/undoped holey fibres", Proc. SPIE 6990, Photonic Crystal Fibers II, 699007 (9 May 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781337; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.781337
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