Mid-infrared Self-Similar Pulse Compression in a Tapered Tellurite Photonic Crystal Fiber and Its Application in Supercontinuum Generation

Xu, Feng, Yuan, Jinhui, Mei, Chao, Li, Feng, Kang, Zhe, Yan, Binbin, Zhou, Xian, Wu, Qiang, Wang, Kuiru, Sang, Xinzhu, Yu, Chongxiu and Farrell, Gerald (2018) Mid-infrared Self-Similar Pulse Compression in a Tapered Tellurite Photonic Crystal Fiber and Its Application in Supercontinuum Generation. Journal of Lightwave Technology, 36 (16). pp. 3514-3521. ISSN 0733-8724

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Abstract

In this paper, we design a tapered tellurite photonic crystal fiber (TTPCF) with nonlinear coefficient increasing along the propagation direction, and demonstrate the mid-infrared self-similar pulse compression of the fundamental soliton in such a TTPCF. When the variation of group-velocity dispersion, higher-order dispersion, higher-order nonlinearity, and linear loss are considered, a 1 ps pulse at wavelength 2.5 μm can be compressed to 62.16 fs after a 1.63-m long propagation, along with the negligible pedestal, compression factor Fc of 16.09, and quality factor Qc of 83.16%. Then the compressed pulse is launched into another uniform tellurite PCF designed, and highly coherent and octave-spanning supercontinuum (SC) is generated. Compared to the initial picosecond pulse, the compressed pulse has much larger tolerance of noise level for the SC generation. Our research results provide a promising solution to realize the fiber-based mid-infrared femtosecond pulse source for nonlinear photonics and spectroscopy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tapered tellurite photonic crystal fiber, self-similar pulse compression, SC generation
Subjects: F300 Physics
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mathematics, Physics and Electrical Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 18 May 2018 08:45
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 11:46
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/34266

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