Towards an analytical framework for tailoring supercontinuum generation

David Castello-Lurbe, Nathalie Vermeulen, Enrique Silvestre

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Abstract

A fully analytical toolbox for supercontinuum generation relying on scenarios without pulse splitting is presented. Furthermore, starting from the new insights provided by this formalism about the physical nature of direct and cascaded dispersive wave emission, a unified description of this radiation in both normal and anomalous dispersion regimes is derived. Previously unidentified physics of broadband spectra reported in earlier works is successfully explained on this basis. Finally, a foundry-compatible few-millimeters-long silicon waveguide allowing octave-spanning supercontinuum generation pumped at telecom wavelengths in the normal dispersion regime is designed, hence showcasing the potential of this new analytical approach. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)26629-26645
Number of pages17
JournalOpt. Express
Volume24
Issue number23
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • DISPERSIVE WAVE EMISSION
  • PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FIBER
  • NONLINEAR PULSE-PROPAGATION
  • OPTICAL-FIBERS
  • CHERENKOV RADIATION
  • SILICON
  • BREAKING
  • WAVELENGTH
  • GUIDES
  • SOLITONS

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