All-fiber supercontinuum generation based on a low noise femtosecond fiber laser and highly nonlinear dispersion shifted fiber

Hoseong Song, Young Jae Kim, Dug Young Kim

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Abstract

We report a wideband and almost flat spectrum supercontinuum (SC) generation by using a passive mode-locked Er-doped fiber laser (PML-EDFL) and a highly nonlinear dispersion shifted fiber (HN-DSF). The fiber laser pulses are characterized with a conventional second harmonic generation frequency resolved optical gating (SHG-FROG) method. The dependence of the SC spectral width on the HN-DSF length, the spectral stability of the generated SC spectrum, and conditions for obtaining smooth spectra without a fine structure are investigated experimentally. In this paper, wide spectrum covering 1100-1750 nm wavelength range is generated with only 8.5 cm long HN-DSF when laser is single pulse operation regime. In addition, the flat spectrum with ±1 dB uniformity was obtained at the wavelength region of 1130-1510 nm. And spectral stability is about ±0.2 dB at the uniformity wavelength region. We believe that our proposed all-fiber based SC source has many important applications in recently developed frequency-domain measurement techniques such as optical coherence tomography (OCT), Optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI), optical frequency domain reflectrometry (OFDR), and their instrumentation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 1
EventFiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 232006 Jan 26

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume6102
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherFiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA
Period06/1/2306/1/26

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Supercontinuum generation
Supercontinuum Generation
Nonlinear Dispersion
Femtosecond Laser
Fiber Laser
Fiber lasers
low noise
fiber lasers
Supercontinuum
Fiber
Wavelength
fibers
Fibers
Laser pulses
Spectral Stability
Frequency Domain
Uniformity
Optical tomography
Harmonic generation
Laser modes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Song, H., Kim, Y. J., & Kim, D. Y. (2006). All-fiber supercontinuum generation based on a low noise femtosecond fiber laser and highly nonlinear dispersion shifted fiber. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering [610221] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6102). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.645865
Song, Hoseong ; Kim, Young Jae ; Kim, Dug Young. / All-fiber supercontinuum generation based on a low noise femtosecond fiber laser and highly nonlinear dispersion shifted fiber. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2006. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering).
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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 2006. 610221 (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 6102).

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