Abstract

A nearly two-octave wide coherent mid-infrared supercontinuum is demonstrated in a dispersion-engineered step-index indium fluoride fiber pumped near 2 µm. The pump source is an all-fiber femtosecond laser with 100 fs pulse width, 570 mW average power and 50 MHz repetition rate. The supercontinuum spectrum spans from 1.25 µm to 4.6 µm. Numerical modelling of the supercontinuum spectra show good agreement with the measurements. The coherence of the supercontinuum is calculated using a numerical model and shows a high degree of coherence across the generated bandwidth allowing it to be used for frequency comb applications.

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X. Jiang, N. Y. Joly, M. A. Finger, F. Babic, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Travers, and P. S. J. Russell, “Deep-ultraviolet to mid-infrared supercontinuum generated in solid-core ZBLAN photonic crystal fibre,” Nat. Photonics 9(2), 133–139 (2015).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2014 (5)

O. Mouawad, J. Picot-Clémente, F. Amrani, C. Strutynski, J. Fatome, B. Kibler, F. Désévédavy, G. Gadret, J.-C. Jules, D. Deng, Y. Ohishi, and F. Smektala, “Multioctave midinfrared supercontinuum generation in suspended-core chalcogenide fibers,” Opt. Lett. 39(9), 2684–2687 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. R. Petersen, U. Møller, I. Kubat, B. Zhou, S. Dupont, J. Ramsay, T. Benson, S. Sujecki, N. Abdel-Moneim, Z. Tang, D. Furniss, A. Seddon, and O. Bang, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre,” Nat. Photonics 8(11), 830–834 (2014).
[Crossref]

R. K. W. Lau, M. R. E. Lamont, A. G. Griffith, Y. Okawachi, M. Lipson, and A. L. Gaeta, “Octave-spanning mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in silicon nanowaveguides,” Opt. Lett. 39(15), 4518–4521 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Swiderski, M. Michalska, C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, and G. Maze, “High power supercontinuum generation in fluoride fibers pumped by 2μm pulses,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 26(2), 150–153 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. Swiderski, F. Théberge, M. Michalska, P. Mathieu, and D. Vincent, “High average power supercontinuum generation in a fluoroindate fiber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(1), 015106 (2014).
[Crossref]

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2012 (3)

2011 (4)

2010 (1)

2008 (1)

2006 (2)

S. M. Kobtsev and S. V. Smirnov, “Coherent properties of super-continuum containing clearly defined solitons,” Opt. Express 14(9), 3968–3980 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

1989 (1)

K. J. Blow and D. Wood, “Theoretical description of transient stimulated Raman scattering in optical fibers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25(12), 2665–2673 (1989).
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Abdel-Moneim, N.

C. R. Petersen, U. Møller, I. Kubat, B. Zhou, S. Dupont, J. Ramsay, T. Benson, S. Sujecki, N. Abdel-Moneim, Z. Tang, D. Furniss, A. Seddon, and O. Bang, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre,” Nat. Photonics 8(11), 830–834 (2014).
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Agger, C.

Agger, C. S.

Alam, S. U.

Alexander, V. V.

Amrani, F.

Babic, F.

X. Jiang, N. Y. Joly, M. A. Finger, F. Babic, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Travers, and P. S. J. Russell, “Deep-ultraviolet to mid-infrared supercontinuum generated in solid-core ZBLAN photonic crystal fibre,” Nat. Photonics 9(2), 133–139 (2015).
[Crossref]

Bang, O.

Baskiotis, C.

Benko, C.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Benson, T.

C. R. Petersen, U. Møller, I. Kubat, B. Zhou, S. Dupont, J. Ramsay, T. Benson, S. Sujecki, N. Abdel-Moneim, Z. Tang, D. Furniss, A. Seddon, and O. Bang, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre,” Nat. Photonics 8(11), 830–834 (2014).
[Crossref]

Blow, K. J.

K. J. Blow and D. Wood, “Theoretical description of transient stimulated Raman scattering in optical fibers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25(12), 2665–2673 (1989).
[Crossref]

Brilland, L.

Caillaud, C.

Chan, A.

Chavez-Pirson, A.

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[Crossref]

Chen, L.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Choi, D.-Y.

Coen, S.

Cordeiro, C. M. B.

Cossel, K. C.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Cronin-Golomb, M.

Daigle, J.-F.

Deng, D.

Désévédavy, F.

Domachuk, P.

Dong, L.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Dudley, J.

Dudley, J. M.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[Crossref]

J. M. Dudley and S. Coen, “Coherence properties of supercontinuum spectra generated in photonic crystal and tapered optical fibers,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1180–1182 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dupont, S.

C. R. Petersen, U. Møller, I. Kubat, B. Zhou, S. Dupont, J. Ramsay, T. Benson, S. Sujecki, N. Abdel-Moneim, Z. Tang, D. Furniss, A. Seddon, and O. Bang, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre,” Nat. Photonics 8(11), 830–834 (2014).
[Crossref]

C. Agger, C. Petersen, S. Dupont, H. Steffensen, J. K. Lyngsø, C. L. Thomsen, J. Thøgersen, S. R. Keiding, and O. Bang, “Supercontinuum generation in ZBLAN fibers – detailed comparison between measurement and simulation,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29(4), 635–645 (2012).
[Crossref]

C. Petersen, S. Dupont, C. Agger, J. Thøgersen, O. Bang, and S. R. Keiding, “Stimulated Raman scattering in soft glass fluoride fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28(10), 2310–2313 (2011).
[Crossref]

Eichhorn, M.

J. Swiderski, M. Michalska, C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, and G. Maze, “High power supercontinuum generation in fluoride fibers pumped by 2μm pulses,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 26(2), 150–153 (2014).
[Crossref]

Fatome, J.

Feehan, J. S.

Fermann, M. E.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Finger, M. A.

X. Jiang, N. Y. Joly, M. A. Finger, F. Babic, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Travers, and P. S. J. Russell, “Deep-ultraviolet to mid-infrared supercontinuum generated in solid-core ZBLAN photonic crystal fibre,” Nat. Photonics 9(2), 133–139 (2015).
[Crossref]

Fortin, J.

Freeman, M. J.

Friberg, A. T.

Frosz, M. H.

Furniss, D.

C. R. Petersen, U. Møller, I. Kubat, B. Zhou, S. Dupont, J. Ramsay, T. Benson, S. Sujecki, N. Abdel-Moneim, Z. Tang, D. Furniss, A. Seddon, and O. Bang, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre,” Nat. Photonics 8(11), 830–834 (2014).
[Crossref]

Gadret, G.

Gaeta, A. L.

Gai, X.

Genty, G.

G. Genty, M. Surakka, J. Turunen, and A. T. Friberg, “Complete characterization of supercontinuum coherence,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28(9), 2301–2309 (2011).
[Crossref]

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[Crossref]

George, A. K.

Griffith, A. G.

Gu, X.

Hartl, I.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Heidt, A. M.

Islam, M. N.

Jiang, X.

X. Jiang, N. Y. Joly, M. A. Finger, F. Babic, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Travers, and P. S. J. Russell, “Deep-ultraviolet to mid-infrared supercontinuum generated in solid-core ZBLAN photonic crystal fibre,” Nat. Photonics 9(2), 133–139 (2015).
[Crossref]

Joly, N. Y.

X. Jiang, N. Y. Joly, M. A. Finger, F. Babic, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Travers, and P. S. J. Russell, “Deep-ultraviolet to mid-infrared supercontinuum generated in solid-core ZBLAN photonic crystal fibre,” Nat. Photonics 9(2), 133–139 (2015).
[Crossref]

Jules, J.-C.

Keiding, S. R.

Kibler, B.

Kieleck, C.

J. Swiderski, M. Michalska, C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, and G. Maze, “High power supercontinuum generation in fluoride fibers pumped by 2μm pulses,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 26(2), 150–153 (2014).
[Crossref]

Kimmel, M.

Kito, C.

Knight, J. C.

Knox, W.

Kobtsev, S. M.

Kubat, I.

Kulkarni, O. P.

Kumar, M.

Lamont, M. R. E.

Lau, R. K. W.

Légaré, F.

Li, Z.

Liao, M.

Lipson, M.

Lu, F.

Luther-Davies, B.

Lyngsø, J. K.

Ma, P.

Madden, S.

Martin, M. J.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mathieu, P.

J. Swiderski, F. Théberge, M. Michalska, P. Mathieu, and D. Vincent, “High average power supercontinuum generation in a fluoroindate fiber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(1), 015106 (2014).
[Crossref]

F. Théberge, J.-F. Daigle, D. Vincent, P. Mathieu, J. Fortin, B. E. Schmidt, N. Thiré, and F. Légaré, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in fluoroindate fiber,” Opt. Lett. 38(22), 4683–4685 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Maze, G.

J. Swiderski, M. Michalska, C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, and G. Maze, “High power supercontinuum generation in fluoride fibers pumped by 2μm pulses,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 26(2), 150–153 (2014).
[Crossref]

McKay, H.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. M. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, “Ultrabroadband coherent supercontinuum frequency comb,” Phys. Rev. A 84(1), 11806–11811 (2011).
[Crossref]

Méchin, D.

Michalska, M.

J. Swiderski, M. Michalska, C. Kieleck, M. Eichhorn, and G. Maze, “High power supercontinuum generation in fluoride fibers pumped by 2μm pulses,” IEEE Photonics Technol. Lett. 26(2), 150–153 (2014).
[Crossref]

J. Swiderski, F. Théberge, M. Michalska, P. Mathieu, and D. Vincent, “High average power supercontinuum generation in a fluoroindate fiber,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(1), 015106 (2014).
[Crossref]

Miyoshi, S.

Møller, U.

U. Møller, Y. Yu, I. Kubat, C. R. Petersen, X. Gai, L. Brilland, D. Méchin, C. Caillaud, J. Troles, B. Luther-Davies, and O. Bang, “Multi-milliwatt mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in a suspended core chalcogenide fiber,” Opt. Express 23(3), 3282–3291 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. R. Petersen, U. Møller, I. Kubat, B. Zhou, S. Dupont, J. Ramsay, T. Benson, S. Sujecki, N. Abdel-Moneim, Z. Tang, D. Furniss, A. Seddon, and O. Bang, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre,” Nat. Photonics 8(11), 830–834 (2014).
[Crossref]

Moselund, P. M.

Mouawad, O.

Neelakandan, M.

Nguyen, D.

R. Thapa, D. Rhonehouse, D. Nguyen, K. Wiersma, C. Smith, J. Zong, and A. Chavez-Pirson, “Mid-IR supercontinuum generation in ultra-low loss, dispersion-zero shifted tellurite glass fiber with extended coverage beyond 4.5 μm,” Proc. SPIE 8898, 889808 (2013).
[Crossref]

Ohishi, Y.

Okawachi, Y.

Omenetto, F. G.

Petersen, C.

Petersen, C. R.

U. Møller, Y. Yu, I. Kubat, C. R. Petersen, X. Gai, L. Brilland, D. Méchin, C. Caillaud, J. Troles, B. Luther-Davies, and O. Bang, “Multi-milliwatt mid-infrared supercontinuum generation in a suspended core chalcogenide fiber,” Opt. Express 23(3), 3282–3291 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. R. Petersen, U. Møller, I. Kubat, B. Zhou, S. Dupont, J. Ramsay, T. Benson, S. Sujecki, N. Abdel-Moneim, Z. Tang, D. Furniss, A. Seddon, and O. Bang, “Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre,” Nat. Photonics 8(11), 830–834 (2014).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 (a) Pump laser diagram. MMPC: Multi-mode pump combiner. TDF: Thulium-doped fiber. (b) Optical spectra for the input pulses entering the TDFA and the output pulses. (c) Intensity auto-correlation.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Measured core and cladding refractive indices and numerical aperture of InF3 fiber from 0.5 to 5.5 µm.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 (a) Calculated dispersion for step-index InF3 fiber with NA = 0.256 and varied core sizes from 5 µm to 9 µm. (b) Propagation loss of the fabricated step-index fiber with 7 µm core size measured over 1.3 µm to 5 µm wavelength range. Dashed line shows extrapolated curve used for modelling the SC generation.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Numerically simulated evolution of the SC spectrum over a propagation length of 200 cm for step-index fibers with 7 µm core size (a) and the 8 µm core size (b). The pump pulse is assumed as sech2-shaped with a central wavelength of 2.1 µm, a pulse duration of 100 fs and a peak power of 66 kW.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 (a) The experimental setup of the SC generation experiment. (b) Output SC spectra for 30 cm and 55 cm length fibers.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Comparison between simulations and measurements of SC generation in InF3 fibers with lengths of 30cm (upper) and 55cm (lower).
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Spectral coherence degree for 100 simulations with random noise for InF3 fibers with lengths of 30cm (upper) and 55cm (lower).

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