Continuum Generation Chips
Mesophotonics continuum generation chips (CGCs) provide a highly
stable source of wide bandwidth continuum. New levels of spectral
and temporal stability are provided by eliminating competing non-linear
mechanisms present in alternative methods of continuum generation.
The CGC material has proven resistance to blue and ultraviolet
exposure and has excellent lifetime even under high power exposure.
Next generation Mesophotonics continuum generation chips are now
available for shipment
latest generation of CGC’s, which are only 1cm long, feature
two dimensional planner waveguides with tapers on the input and
output ends of the waveguide to simplify pump launching and enabling
over 25% launch efficiency to be obtained. Each supplied chip contains
over 40 waveguides of differing sizes effectively providing 40 devices
in one and enabling the user to easily investigate the effect of
changing waveguide geometry without changing the sample.
Extensive tests have shown that in excess of 150nm of 3dB bandwidth
can be generated from most femtosecond pump lasers at 800nm, 1µm
or 1.5µm pump lasers with as little as 10mW (100pJ) of power
launched into the waveguide.
The generated continua also feature very low spectral ripple and
are fully polarisation preserving as a result of the unique waveguide
design which also means that the continuum is generated into a high
quality single mode output.
For typical performance data see
Full product bulletin available to download
here: (PDF format)
For further product information please contact: Sales@Mesophotonics.com
Mounted continuum generation chips now available