Supercontinuum and four-wave mixing with Q-switched pulses in endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fibres

W J Wadsworth, Nicolas Y Joly, Jonathan C Knight, Timothy A Birks, Fabio Biancalana, Philip St J Russell

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Photonic crystal fibres exhibiting endlessly single-mode operation and dispersion zero in the range 1040 to 1100 nm are demonstrated. A sub-ns pump source at 1064 nm generates a parametric output at 732 nm with an efficiency of 35%, or parametric gain of 55 dB at 1315 nm. A broad, flat supercontinuum extending from 500 nm to beyond 1750 nm is also demonstrated using the same pump source. (C) 2004 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-309
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2004

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