publication . Preprint . Article . 2017

Quasi-Phase-Matched Supercontinuum Generation in Photonic Waveguides

Daniel D. Hickstein; Grace C. Kerber; David R. Carlson; Lin Chang; Daron Westly; Kartik Srinivasan; Abijith Kowligy; John E. Bowers; Scott A. Diddams; Scott B. Papp;
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  • Published: 10 Oct 2017
Abstract
Supercontinuum generation in integrated photonic waveguides is a versatile source of broadband light, and the generated spectrum is largely determined by the phase-matching conditions. Here we show that quasi-phase-matching via periodic modulations of the waveguide structure provides a useful mechanism to control the evolution of ultrafast pulses and the supercontinuum spectrum. We experimentally demonstrate quasi-phase-matched supercontinuum to the TE20 and TE00 waveguide modes, which enhances the intensity of the SCG in specific spectral regions by as much as 20 dB. We utilize higher-order quasi-phase-matching (up to the 16th order) to enhance the intensity in...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::OpticsNonlinear Sciences::Pattern Formation and Solitons
free text keywords: Physics - Optics, General Physics and Astronomy, Nonlinear optics, Atomic physics, Supercontinuum, Waveguide, law.invention, law, Laser, Optoelectronics, business.industry, business, Photonics, Physics
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3rd ed. (Springer, 2016). [2] John M. Dudley, Goery Genty, and Stephane Coen, \Su-

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Frequencies with a 300 THz Femtosecond Laser Comb,"

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percontinuum source," Optics Express 14, 11575{11584

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nitride waveguides," Optics Express 24, 11043{11053

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69 references, page 1 of 5
Abstract
Supercontinuum generation in integrated photonic waveguides is a versatile source of broadband light, and the generated spectrum is largely determined by the phase-matching conditions. Here we show that quasi-phase-matching via periodic modulations of the waveguide structure provides a useful mechanism to control the evolution of ultrafast pulses and the supercontinuum spectrum. We experimentally demonstrate quasi-phase-matched supercontinuum to the TE20 and TE00 waveguide modes, which enhances the intensity of the SCG in specific spectral regions by as much as 20 dB. We utilize higher-order quasi-phase-matching (up to the 16th order) to enhance the intensity in...
Subjects
arXiv: Physics::OpticsNonlinear Sciences::Pattern Formation and Solitons
free text keywords: Physics - Optics, General Physics and Astronomy, Nonlinear optics, Atomic physics, Supercontinuum, Waveguide, law.invention, law, Laser, Optoelectronics, business.industry, business, Photonics, Physics
69 references, page 1 of 5

danhickstein@gmail.com [1] Robert R. Alfano, The Supercontinuum Laser Source -

3rd ed. (Springer, 2016). [2] John M. Dudley, Goery Genty, and Stephane Coen, \Su-

views of Modern Physics 78, 1135{1184 (2006). [3] Govind P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic

Press, 2007). [4] David J. Jones, Scott A. Diddams, Jinendra K. Ranka,

Frequency Synthesis," Science 288, 635{639 (2000). [5] R. Holzwarth, Th. Udem, T. W. Hansch, J. C. Knight,

Review Letters 85, 2264{2267 (2000). [6] Scott A. Diddams, David J. Jones, Jun Ye, Steven T.

Frequencies with a 300 THz Femtosecond Laser Comb,"

Physical Review Letters 84, 5102{5105 (2000). [7] Timo Betz, Jorn Teipel, Daniel Koch, Wolfgang Hartig,

taneous 3-D confocal and multiphoton microscopy with

Biomedical Optics 10, 054009 (2005). [8] Ian Coddington, Nathan Newbury, and William Swann,

\Dual-comb spectroscopy," Optica 3, 414{426 (2016). [9] Sucbei Moon and Dug Young Kim, \Ultra-high-speed op-

percontinuum source," Optics Express 14, 11575{11584

(2006). [10] Alexander Klenner, Aline S. Mayer, Adrea R. John-

nitride waveguides," Optics Express 24, 11043{11053

(2016). [11] Marco A. G. Porcel, Florian Schepers, Jorn P. Epping,

69 references, page 1 of 5
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