Mid-Infrared Self-Similar Pulse Compression in a Tapered Tellurite Photonic Crystal Fiber and Its Application in Supercontinuum Generation

Feng Xu, Jinhui Yuan, Chao Mei, Feng Li, Zhe Kang, Binbin Yan, Xian Zhou, Qiang Wu, Kuiru Wang, Xinzhu Sang, Chongxiu Yu, Gerald Farrell

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3514-3521
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Lightwave Technology
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2018


  • Self-similar pulse compression
  • supercontinuum (SC) generation
  • tapered tellurite photonic crystal fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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