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IR supercontinuum source

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NRL

This invention pertains to a device for broadening optical wavelength in the 2–14 μm region comprising a light source and a highly nonlinear chalcogenide fiber associated therewith whereby a light signal is passed from the light source into the fiber wherein and through interactions between the light signal and the material, bandwidth of the light signal is broadened in the 2–14 μm region.

Inventors: 
Shaw, Leslie B.; Sanghera, Jasbinder S.; Aggarwal, Ishwar D.; Thielen, Peter A.; Kung, Fred
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2005-03-17
Grant Date: 
2006-11-07
Grant time: 
600 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
10
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
2
Assignee: 
US NAVY