Generation of broadband mid-IR and UV light in gas-filled single-ring hollow-core PCF


We report generation of an ultrafast supercontinuum extending into the mid-infrared in gas-filled single-ring hollow-core photonic crystal fiber (SR-PCF) pumped by 1.7 μm light from an optical parametric amplifier. The simple fiber structure offers shallow dispersion and flat transmission in the near and mid-infrared, enabling the generation of broadband spectra extending from 270 nm to 3.1 μm, with a total energy of a few μJ. In addition, we demonstrate the emission of ultraviolet dispersive waves whose frequency can be tuned simply by adjusting the pump wavelength. SR-PCF thus constitutes an effective means of compressing and delivering tunable ultrafast pulses in the near and mid-infrared spectral regions

Optics Express 25, 7637 (2017)
David Novoa
David Novoa
Ikerbasque Research Fellow & Visiting Professor