Authors

Feng Xu, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China
Jinhui Yuan, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China
Chao Mei, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China
Feng Li, Photonics Research Centre, Department ofElectronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Zhe Kang, Photonic Research Centre, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Binbin Yan, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China
Xian Zhou, Photonics Research Centre, Department of Electronic and Information Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong
Qiang Wu, Department of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Kuiru Wang, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China
Xinzhu Sang, State Key Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China
Chongxiu Yu, State Laboratory of Information Photonics and Optical Communications, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China
Gerald Farrell, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, IrelandFollow

Document Type

Article

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This item is available under a Creative Commons License for non-commercial use only

Disciplines

2.2 ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC, INFORMATION ENGINEERING

Abstract

In this paper, we design a tapered tellurite photonic crystal fiber (TTPCF) with nonlinear coefficient increasing along the propagation direction, and demonstrate the mid-infrared self-similar pulse compression of the fundamental soliton in such a TTPCF. When the variation of group-velocity dispersion, higher-order dispersion, higher-order nonlinearity, and linear loss are considered, a 1 ps pulse at wavelength 2.5 μm can be compressed to 62.16 fs after a 1.63-m long propagation, along with the negligible pedestal, compression factor Fc of 16.09, and quality factor Qc of 83.16%. Then the compressed pulse is launched into another uniform tellurite PCF, where highly coherent and octave-spanning supercontinuum (SC) is generated. Compared to the initial picosecond pulse, the compressed pulse has much larger tolerance of noise level for the SC generation. Our research results provide a promising solution to realize the fiber-based mid-infrared femtosecond pulse source for nonlinear photonics and spectroscopy.

DOI

10.1109/JLT.2018.2839520

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