Supercontinuum generation in planar glass membrane fibers: Comparison with bulk media

M. Kolesik, D. Faceio, E. M. Wright, P. Di Trapani, J. V. Moloney

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Planar glass membrane fibers (PGMFs) are of current interest owing to the fact that they combine the interesting dispersive properties of fibers with diffraction in one unbound transverse dimension. We study supercontinuum (SC) spectra generated in PGMFs and show that the underlying dynamics has similarities to bulk medium. At the same time, the rich dispersion properties of PGMFs open up new possibilities, including SC spectral shapes that do not occur in natural bulk media. In all cases, the SC spectra in PGMFs can be interpreted in detail using the effective-three-wave-mixing model originally developed for bulk media.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-288
Number of pages3
JournalOptics letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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