Abstract

We show that it is possible to overcome the perceived limitations caused by absorption bands in water so as to generate supercontinuum (SC) spectra in the anomalous dispersion regime that extend well beyond 2000 nm wavelength. By choosing a pump wavelength within a few hundred nanometers above the zero-dispersion wavelength of 1048 nm, initial spectral broadening extends into the normal dispersion regime and, in turn, the SC process in the visible strongly benefits from phase-matching and matching group velocities between dispersive radiation and light in the anomalous dispersion regime. Some of the SC spectra are shown to encompass two and a half octaves.

© 2016 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in suspended core tellurite microstructured optical fibers

M. Belal, L. Xu, P. Horak, L. Shen, X. Feng, M. Ettabib, D. J. Richardson, P. Petropoulos, and J. H. V. Price
Opt. Lett. 40(10) 2237-2240 (2015)

Flat-plateau supercontinuum generation in liquid absorptive medium by femtosecond filamentation

Li Wang, Ya-Xian Fan, Zhen-Dong Yan, Hui-Tian Wang, and Zhen-Lin Wang
Opt. Lett. 35(17) 2925-2927 (2010)

Directional supercontinuum generation: the role of the soliton

Simon Christensen, Shreesha Rao D. S., Ole Bang, and Morten Bache
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36(2) A131-A138 (2019)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription