14 March 2012 Numerical analysis of aperiodic photonic crystal fiber structures for supercontinuum generation
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Abstract
An unconventional photonic crystal fiber (PCF) is designed in order to obtain supercontinuum (SC) generation. The distance of the air hole rings is not constant, but it follows the Thue-Morse (ThMo) aperiodic sequence. The spectral broadening of high power femtosecond (fs) input pulses in anomalous dispersion regime is investigated by means of a homemade computer code, based on the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation (GNLSE) and implemented via the symmetrized split-step Fourier method (S-SSF). A lot of ThMo PCF transversal sections are simulated, and the one providing the flattest and the widest spectrum is identified and further refined by varying the operating conditions. Three different peak powers (5, 10, 15 kW) and three different pulse durations (40, 50, 100 fs) are investigated at the pump wavelength λP = 1064  nm. The novel ThMo PCF proposed in this paper exhibits a SC figure of merit Φ = 16, very high with respect to the state of the art pertaining to fs input pulses.
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Annalisa Di Tommaso, Annalisa Di Tommaso, Marco De Sario, Marco De Sario, Luciano Mescia, Luciano Mescia, Francesco Prudenzano, Francesco Prudenzano, } "Numerical analysis of aperiodic photonic crystal fiber structures for supercontinuum generation," Optical Engineering 51(3), 035003 (14 March 2012). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.51.3.035003 . Submission:
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