1 May 2014 Influence of photonic crystal fiber manufacturing inaccuracies on supercontinuum generation
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We investigate a change of dispersion characteristic in a series of nonlinear photonic crystal fibers caused by slight variation of structural parameters, i.e. an air-hole diameter and a lattice constant. Each fiber has been fabricated to have zero dispersion wavelength close to 1064 nm. The generation of supercontinuum is also demonstrated with the use of fabricated fibers pumped at the wavelength of 1064 nm. We provide the comparison of SC evolution and different nonlinear effects in fabricated fibers. Due to the extensive content of experimental research performed for different photonic crystal fibers, our paper indicates how to design a fiber to be tolerant to the fabrication inaccuracies and to obtain the desired supercontinuum characteristics.
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Marek Napierala, Zbigniew Holdynski, Michal Szymanski, Michal Murawski, Pawel Mergo, Pawel Marc, Leszek R. Jaroszewicz, Tomasz Nasilowski, "Influence of photonic crystal fiber manufacturing inaccuracies on supercontinuum generation", Proc. SPIE 9136, Nonlinear Optics and Its Applications VIII; and Quantum Optics III, 91361M (1 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2052109; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2052109
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