Photoscattering effect in supercontinuum-generating photonic crystal fiber


Journal Article

A photosensitivity different from that responsible for fiber grating inscription is found in a supercontinuum-generating photonic crystal fiber transmitting intense 818 nm femtosecond pulses. This photosensitivity progressively generates a waveguide at the entrance of the fiber to scatter light of specific wavelengths and is termed as the photoscattering effect. This effect is linked to the ∼800 nm photosensitivity in the microlithography of bulk silica glass. While the effect somewhat limits fiber-optic supercontinuum applications, it can be beneficial to produce new photonic devices. © 2008 American Institute of Physics.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tu, H; Marks, DL; Jiang, Z; Boppart, SA

Published Date

  • February 22, 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 92 / 6

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.2857495

Citation Source

  • Scopus