Supercontinuum Generation by Nonlinear Optics

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Supercontinuum (SC) sources are replacement of white light sources. Supercontinuum generation in optical fiber, pumped by different sources, which include pumping with femto second (fs), picoseconds (ps) pulse sources, and continuous sources are reviewed in this chapter. The nonlinear Schrödinger equation is used to discuss the spectral broadening or SC generation. Recently, SC generation has been proved very effective and some of its applications are very promising for future ultra-high bandwidth networks.


Supercontinuum Spectral broadening Nonlinear Schrödinger equation White light Pulse compression Spectroscopy Optical coherence tomography 



Femto second






Four-wave mixing




Cross-phase modulation


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan
  2. 2.School of Electrical and Electronic EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.HITEC UniversityTaxilaPakistan

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