Recent advances in supercontinuum generation in specialty optical fibers [Invited]

Sylvestre, T.; Genier, E.; Ghosh, A. N.; Bowen, P.; Genty, G.; Troles, J.; Mussot, A.; Peacock, A. C.; Klimczak, M.; Heidt, A. M.; Travers, J. C.; Bang, O.; Dudley, J. M. (2021). Recent advances in supercontinuum generation in specialty optical fibers [Invited]. Journal of the Optical Society of America. B - optical physics, 38(12), F90-F103. Optical Society of America 10.1364/JOSAB.439330

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The physics and applications of fiber-based supercontinuum (SC) sources have been a subject of intense interest over the last decade, with significant impact on both basic science and industry. New uses for SC sources are also constantly emerging due to their unique properties that combine high brightness, multi-octave frequency bandwidth, fiber delivery, and single-mode output. The last few years have seen significant research efforts focused on extending the wavelength coverage of SC sources towards the 2 to 20µm molecular fingerprint mid-infrared (MIR) region and in the ultraviolet (UV) down to 100 nm, while also improving stability, noise and coherence, output power, and polarization properties. Here we review a selection of recent advances in SC generation in a range of specialty optical fibers, including fluoride, chalcogenide, telluride, and silicon-core fibers for the MIR; UV-grade silica fibers and gas-filled hollow-core fibers for the UV range; and all-normal dispersion fibers for ultralow-noise coherent SC generation.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Applied Physics > Lasers

UniBE Contributor:

Heidt, Alexander

Subjects:

500 Science > 530 Physics
600 Technology > 620 Engineering

ISSN:

0740-3224

Publisher:

Optical Society of America

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Alexander Heidt

Date Deposited:

09 Nov 2021 09:36

Last Modified:

09 Nov 2021 09:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1364/JOSAB.439330

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/160313

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/160313

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