Modal four-wave mixing supported generation of supercontinuum light from the infrared to the visible region in a birefringent multi-core microstructured optical fiber

Year: 2011

Authors: Manili G., Modotto D., Minoni U., Wabnitz S., De Angelis C., Town G., Tonello A., Couderc V.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria dell’Informazione, Università degli Studi di Brescia, via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Department of Physics and Engineering, Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia; XLIM UMR CNRS 6172, Université de Limoges, 87060 Limoges, France

Abstract: We experimentally studied the process of supercontinuum generation in a birefringent multi-core microstructured optical fiber. By selecting the excitation of the fundamental mode, or by combining the first and the second order modes of a particular core, it was possible to emphasize the role of four-wave mixing on the transfer of power from the infrared to the visible region of the spectrum. We carried out an in-depth analysis of the effects of input light polarization on the generated supercontinuum spectral features. The measured polarization properties of the output Stokes and anti-Stokes bands confirmed the strong vector nature of the four-wave mixing processes. The experimental spectra exhibit excellent agreement with numerical simulations of the nonlinear mode interactions. (C) 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Journal/Review: OPTICAL FIBER TECHNOLOGY

Volume: 17 (3)      Pages from: 160  to: 167

KeyWords: Anti-Stokes; Experimental spectra; Fundamental modes; In-depth analysis; Micro-structured optical fibers; Microstructured optical fiber; Multi core; Nonlinear mode interaction; Numerical simulation; Polarization properties; Second order modes; Spectral feature; Supercontinuum; Supercontinuum generations; Supercontinuum light; Vector nature; Visible region, Birefringence; Fibers; Light; Mixing; Optical fibers; Optical materials; Polarization, Four wave mixing
DOI: 10.1016/j.yofte.2011.01.013

Citations: 5
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