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Double Cladding Seven-core Photonic Crystal Fiber

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A double cladding seven-core PCF was presented for high power supercontinuum generation. The calculated zero dispersion wavelength is located at 912 nm, which has a good agreement with the measurement. The attenuation is measured 6 dB/km at 1590 nm and lower than 14.5 dB/km at 1060 nm, the water-loss peak at 1380 nm is about 134 dB/km; Supercontinuum spanning over more than 1500 nm was generated when the designed seven-core PCF was pumped by a gain-switching Yetterbium-doped fiber laser. These results will be helpful in the future design of multicore photonic crystal fibers (MCPCF) with proper guidance properties for high power supercontinuum generation.

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G. Zhang, F. Xing, P. Yan, H. Wei, H. Li, S. Huang, R. Lin and K. Chen, "Double Cladding Seven-core Photonic Crystal Fiber," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 47-49. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.32B011.

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