The role of pump incoherence in continuous-wave supercontinuum generation.

@article{Vanholsbeeck2005TheRO,
  title={The role of pump incoherence in continuous-wave supercontinuum generation.},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique Vanholsbeeck and Sonia Martin-Lopez and M. Gonz{\'a}lez-Herr{\'a}ez and St{\'e}phane Coen},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2005},
  volume={13 17},
  pages={6615-25}
}
Supercontinuum generation can be achieved in the continuous-wave regime with a few watts of pump power launched into kilometer-long fibers. High power spectral density broadband light sources can be obtained in this way. Using a generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation model and an ensemble averaging procedure that takes into account the partially-coherent nature of the pump laser, we fully explain for the first time the spectral broadening mechanisms underlying this process. Our simulations… CONTINUE READING
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