Theoretical and experimental study of supercontinuum generation in optical fibers

Caiyun Lou, Yizhi Gao, Jianping Wang, Ming Han, Yue Wu

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Supercontinuum (SC) properties are important in optical communication. The effects of pump power and wavelength on the generation dynamics of SC in dispersion shift fibers (DSF) were studied theoretically and experimentally. The results show that the SC generated in DSF is jointly induced by self-phase-modulation which broadens the entire response spectrum, by four-wave-mixing and by cross-phase-modulation, which boost the SC broadening. The SC band-width and flatness are related to the difference between the pump wavelength and the zero-dispersion wavelength. The SC spectrum has a 10 GHz repetition rate, an 80 nm bandwidth and a 3 dB flatness over a 20 nm spectral range. A two-optical fiber grating series increases the SC spectrum flatness by more than 8 dB.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-445
Number of pages5
JournalQinghua Daxue Xuebao/Journal of Tsinghua University
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Nonlinear effects in fiber
  • Optical propagation in dispersion shift fiber
  • Supercontinuum spectrum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics


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