Supercontinuum Generation in Silicon Optical Fibers

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Optoelectronics Research Centre

Abstract

Silicon optical fibers are a promising platform for supercontinuum (SC) generation in the near-to-mid infrared (1.3 - 4.5nanoseconds) to be used for sensing and spectroscopy. This project aims to develop an accurate numerical model that takes into account the wavelength dependence of the key parameters, including multi-photon absorption and free-carrier absorption, in order to better understand the dynamics of the continuum generation. This will then be used for the optimisation of these fibers, including the design of tapered profiles (which have a variation of diameter along the length) that can produce a wider SC than previously achieved, and at the lowest possible powers.

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509747/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1921437 Studentship EP/N509747/1 29/09/2016 31/03/2020 Joseph Campling