Improved Supercontinuum Generation by Dispersion Tuning and Dual Wavelength Pumping

Conference: ECOC 2009 - 35th European Conference on Optical Communication
09/20/2009 - 09/24/2009 at Vienna, Austria

Proceedings: ECOC 2009

Pages: 2Language: englishTyp: PDF

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El-Taher, A. E.; Alcon-Camas, M.; Karalekas, V.; Harper, P. (Photonics Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham, UK)
Karalekas, V. (Athens Information Technology Centre, 0.8km Markopoulou Av. 19002, Athens, Greece)
Ania-Castanon, J.-D. (Instituto de Óptica “Daza de Valdés”, CSIC; Serrano 121, 28006, Madrid, Spain)

Supercontinuum generation in ultra-long Raman fibre laser cavities is compared for a range of fibre dispersions in the anomalous and normal regimes. For normal dispersion improved performance and efficiency is achieved using dual wavelength pumping.