Génération de supercontinuum en régime femtoseconde dans l'infrarouge moyen dans des fibres optiques

Authors: Thibault-Maheu, Olivier
Advisor: Vallée, Réal
Abstract: Supercontinuum generation is an extreme spectral broadening that takes place in a dispersive and nonlinear medium like an optical fiber. It has found applications in various fields such as spectroscopy, metrology and defense and security. Some of them require light with a broad spectrum covering the atmospheric transmission window between 3 and 5 μm. However, currently used fibers like silica and ZBLAN have limited transmission in this range, thus justifying the use of new materials. We propose the use of fluoroindate and arsenic trisulfide fibers to serve this purpose. Both of these materials have been drawn in fibers with very low transmission losses over this spectral range. In this work, we used femtosecond pulses to generate supercontinuum in fluoroindate and arsenic trisulfide fibers. We demontrated a very broad supercontinuum in the fluoroindate fiber using femtosecond pulses in the anomalous dispersion regime of the fiber at 2.5 μm. The results were not that promising in chalcogenide fibers because of large normal dispersion at the wavelength used and low damage threshold.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2015
Open Access Date: 23 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/25817
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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