Optical supercontinuum is typically produced by passing short light pulses through a piece of photonic crystal `holey' fiber; by nonlinear interactions the spectrum is dramatically broadened. This has become an established method to provide broadband light as required for various applications. Here we report on a scheme which uses such a fiber in a resonator arrangement so that optical feedback will enhance the effect. This provides additional degrees of freedom for optimization, and it reduces power requirements.
Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics: International Conference on Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2009: Volume 1 and Volume 2
- Pub Date:
- September 2009
- Photonic crystal lasers and coherent effects;
- Solitary waves;
- Numerical approximation and analysis