1 Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Fiber Sensors and Supercontinuum Generation, Department of Photonics Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Australian National University4 Perfors5 Université de Rennes6 Australian National University
A low-loss suspended core As38Se62 fiber with core diameter of 4.5 μm and a zero-dispersion wavelength of 3.5 μm was used for mid-infrared supercontinuum generation. The dispersion of the fiber was measured from 2.9 to 4.2 μm and was in good correspondence with the calculated dispersion. An optical parametric amplifier delivering 320 fs pulses with a peak power of 14.8 kW at a repetition rate of 21 MHz was used to pump 18 cm of suspended core fiber at different wavelengths from 3.3 to 4.7 μm. By pumping at 4.4 μm with a peak power of 5.2 kW coupled to the fiber a supercontinuum spanning from 1.7 to 7.5 μm with an average output power of 15.6 mW and an average power >5.0 μm of 4.7 mW was obtained.
Optics Express, 2015, Vol 23, Issue 3, p. 3282-3291