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Development of Dispersion-Optimized Photonic Crystal Fibers Based on Heavy Metal Oxide Glasses for Broadband Infrared Supercontinuum Generation with Fiber Lasers

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Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, Pasteura 5, 02-093 Warsaw, Poland
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Department of Glass, Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Wólczyńska 133, 01-919 Warsaw, Poland
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Sensors 2018, 18(12), 4127; https://doi.org/10.3390/s18124127
Received: 31 October 2018 / Revised: 20 November 2018 / Accepted: 22 November 2018 / Published: 25 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Sensors Using Microstructured and Photonics Crystal Fibers)
In this work a photonic crystal fiber made of a heavy metal oxide glass with optimized dispersion profile is proposed for supercontinuum generation in a broad range of wavelengths in the near-infrared, when pumped by a mode-locked fiber-based laser. The fiber is modelled and optimal geometrical parameters are selected to achieve flat and low dispersion in the anomalous regime. Supercontinuum generation in the range of 0.76–2.40 µm, within the dynamics of 30 dB, when pumped at 1.56 µm with 400 fs–long pulses and an average power 660 mW is possible. The applicability of such fibers is also discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: photonic crystal fibers; dispersion; supercontinuum generation; soft glass photonic crystal fibers; dispersion; supercontinuum generation; soft glass
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Stępniewski, G.; Pniewski, J.; Pysz, D.; Cimek, J.; Stępień, R.; Klimczak, M.; Buczyński, R. Development of Dispersion-Optimized Photonic Crystal Fibers Based on Heavy Metal Oxide Glasses for Broadband Infrared Supercontinuum Generation with Fiber Lasers. Sensors 2018, 18, 4127.

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