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IR fiber broadband mid-IR light source

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A method of generating a supercontinuum in chalcogenide fiber with a pump light comprising a short pulse fiber laser or diode laser operating with a wavelength of 1.0 μm or greater that is wavelength shifted through a nonlinear fiber one or more times and amplified one or more times and launched into a chalcogenide fiber whereby the spectrum is broadened in the chalcogenide fiber through various nonlinear processes to generate a supercontinuum within the mid-IR from 1.5 to greater than 5 μm.

Inventors: 
Shaw, Leslie Brandon; Gattass, Rafael R.; Sanghera, Jasbinder S.; Aggarwal, Ishwar D.
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Optics
FIle Date: 
2013-01-16
Grant Date: 
2015-12-15
Grant time: 
1,063 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
19
Claim count percentile rank: 
6
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
US NAVY