Applications exploiting the mode confinement properties in specialty fibers take advantage of the extremely high intensity achieved in the minimum waist region yielding to high nonlinearities and supercontinuum (SC) generation. In fact, the generation of “white light” coined a supercontinuum, presents the result of the collection of nonlinear optical effects yielding remarkable spectral broadening of the original pump signal. By properly selecting the geometry and the material composition, the generation of broadband coherent SC from blue to mid-IR wavelengths regions is demonstrated in different highly nonlinear waveguides with low input pulse energy and in short fiber lengths.
Group Velocity Dispersion Supercontinuum Generation Nonlinear Fiber Optic Zero Dispersion Wavelength Effective Mode Area
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