Takenobu Suzuki

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The double grating shearing interferometry method for determination of the degree of light collimation is described. High accuracy is obtained by performing the observation of fringes in the area of the size twice as big as the one usually assumed in shearing interferometry experiments. The conditions under which such a detection mode is feasible are(More)
The electronic structure and the nature of optical transitions in oxygen dangling bond in silica glass, the nonbridging oxygen hole center (NBOHC), were calculated. The calculation reproduced well the peak positions and oscillator strengths of the well-known optical absorption bands at 2.0 and 4.8 eV, and of the recently discovered absorption band at 6.8(More)
Tellurite glass microstructure fibers with a 1 microm hexagonal core were fabricated successfully by accurately controlling the temperature field in the fiber-drawing process. The diameter ratio of holey region to core (DRHC) for the fiber can be adjusted freely in the range of 1-20 by pumping a positive pressure into the holes when drawing fiber, which(More)
We demonstrate the supercontinuum (SC) generation in a suspended-core As(2)S(3) chalcogenide microstructured optical fiber (MOF). The variation of SC is investigated by changing the fiber length, pump peak power and pump wavelength. In the case of long fibers (20 and 40 cm), the SC ranges are discontinuous and stop at the wavelengths shorter than 3500 nm,(More)
The theoretical interpretation of the shearing interferometer based on the moiré method using the fourier image of the grating is described. To obtain a pattern with good contrast, the observing plane must coincide with the normal fourier image plane of the grating or with the reversed fourier image plane. The information obtained by this method is the(More)
We report emission from a bismuth doped chalcogenide glass which is flattened, has a full width at half maximum (FWHM) of 600 nm, peaks at 1300 nm and covers the entire telecommunications window. At cryogenic temperatures the FWHM reaches 850 nm. The quantum efficiency and lifetime were as high as 32% and 175 mus, respectively. We also report two new(More)
We report what we believe to be the first demonstration of supercontinuum generation spanning over three octaves from UV (at least approximately 350 nm) to 3.85 microm in a 2.5-cm-long fluoride fiber pumped by a 1450 nm femtosecond laser. The spectral broadening in the fluoride fiber is caused primarily by self-phase modulation. Its performance is also(More)
We demonstrate third-harmonic generation (THG) in an elliptical-core ZrF4-BaF2-LaF3-AlF3-NaF (ZBLAN) fluoride fiber, for the first time to our best knowledge. Linearly polarized THG around 523 nm is obtained when pumped by a pulse laser at 1560 nm. The extinction ratios of average power and peak power are ~6.7 and ~6.8 dB, respectively, in a 10 m long(More)
We have fabricated a highly nonlinear complex microstructure tellurite fiber with a 1.8 micron core surrounded by four rings of holes. The cane for the fiber was prepared by combining the methods of cast rod in tube and stacking. In the process of fiber-drawing a positive pressure was pumped into the holes of cane to overcome the collapse of holes and(More)
We report the realization of a solar-pumped fiber laser (SPFL) using a double-clad (a center core/ an inner clad working also as optical waveguide/ an outer clad) Nd-doped fluoride optical fiber as a laser medium. With a compact off-axis parabolic mirror of 5 cm in aperture diameter, the natural sunlight is concentrated by a factor 10⁴, and introduced(More)