Simultaneous generation of spectrally distinct third harmonic in photonic crystal fibers

F. G. Omenetto, M. D. Moores, D. H. Reitze, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. St J. Russell, A. J. Taylor

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Abstract

Summary form only given. Recently, photonic crystal fibers have attracted considerable interest for their unique structure and optical properties. These fibers contain an ordered array of air holes which form a low-index cladding around a solid silica core. Other examples include fibers with hollow cores where light is guided by a photonic bandgap effect. Understanding the propagation of fs pulses in these fibers, and in particular the origin of nonlinear effects such as continuum generation, is important for optimizing their applications. In our experiments, we employ a 95 cm segment of fiber having a 2.5 micron silica core suspended in air by a web of sub-micron silica strand with a cladding diameter of 90 microns. 170 fs pulses from an optical parametric oscillator at a wavelength of 1550 nm of variable average power are coupled into the fiber. The output from the fiber is then analyzed spectrally and temporally and the fundamental pulses are sent to a frequency-resolved optical gating apparatus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)155752663X, 9781557526632
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 - Baltimore, USA United States
Duration: 6 May 200111 May 2001

Publication series

NameTechnical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001

Conference

ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001
CountryUSA United States
CityBaltimore
Period6/05/0111/05/01

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Radiation

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Omenetto, F. G., Moores, M. D., Reitze, D. H., Knight, J. C., Wadsworth, W. J., Russell, P. S. J., & Taylor, A. J. (2001). Simultaneous generation of spectrally distinct third harmonic in photonic crystal fibers. In Technical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001 [961827] (Technical Digest - Summaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, QELS 2001). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/QELS.2001.961827