From zero dispersion to group index matching: How tapering fibers offers the best of both worlds for visible supercontinuum generation

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We provide an experimental study of the nonlinear optical effects which can be enhanced in order to produce visible supercontinua in photonic crystal fibers. We examine individual uniform fibers and discuss the physical origins of the resulting supercontinua. We then examine tapered supercontinuum fibers which exploit the advantages of our individual uniform fibers at different points along the length of the taper. We demonstrate reproducible control of taper shape.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-321
Number of pages7
JournalOptical Fiber Technology
Issue number5
Early online date9 Jul 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012



  • Photonic crystal fiber
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Tapered fiber

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