Supercontinuum generation by self-phase modulation and induced phase modulation at fused silica thin plate array

Yuki Yamaguchi, Ryohei Hida, Takakazu Suzuki, Fumihiko Kannari

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Abstract

Supercontinuum (SC) optical pulse generation using solid nonlinear media is demonstrated for a femtosecond laser pulse with relatively narrow initial spectrum width of ~20 nm (50 fs, FWHM). We propose two methods for obtaining SC pulses with good beam quality. The first method is to increase the number of thin fused silica plates and optimize their position arrangement along the optical path using SPIDER measurements. The second method is to employ induced-phase modulation by the second-harmonic pulses in the thin plates. We obtain SC pulses ranging from 450 to 900 nm, which is comparable to pulses generated by a rare-gas filled hollow core fiber.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2017
PublisherOSA - The Optical Society
VolumePart F122-CLEOPR 2017
ISBN (Electronic)9781557528209
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2017 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2017 Jul 312017 Aug 4

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2017
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period17/7/3117/8/4

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Keywords

  • Component
  • Supercontinuum generation
  • Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Yamaguchi, Y., Hida, R., Suzuki, T., & Kannari, F. (2017). Supercontinuum generation by self-phase modulation and induced phase modulation at fused silica thin plate array. In Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Pacific Rim, CLEOPR 2017 (Vol. Part F122-CLEOPR 2017). [s1402] OSA - The Optical Society.