To facilitate a fiber-based supercontinuum generation system, single-mode fibers with different cutoff wavelengths are introduced to serve as shortpass filters to replace conventional reflective or transmissive filters. Meanwhile, an ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier is adopted to amplify the filtrated pulses, scaling their average power to the watt level up to 4.33 W. Through this approach, ultrashort high-power laser pulses of 1.56 µm and 1.06 µm wavelengths, which are commonly used in optical communications and industrial applications, can be generated by this single system. Furthermore, it is found that the noise-like pulses still maintain their temporal features, even after they undergo multiple optical processes including amplification, supercontinuum generation, and filtration. After that, the generated pulses at 1.06 µm were launched into a photonic crystal fiber to generate a supercontinuum of 1.85 W covering a spectral range from 560 nm in the visible region to 3.5 µm in the mid-infrared region. This is one of the widest records of spectrum in broadband supercontinuum generation.
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - 16 Aug 2021|