MINERVA consortium members have prepared a paper describing record-breaking long wavelength supercontinuum generation (beyond 13 microns), which will appear in Nature Photonics:

Mid-infrared supercontinuum covering the 1.4–13.3 μm molecular fingerprint region using ultra-high NA chalcogenide step-index fibre

This is particularly exciting news for MINERVA, since it experimentally confirms theoretical modelling (recently published in Optics Express) done at Technical University of Denmark when the project was at the proposal stage. It also demonstrates world-first ultra-high numerical aperture step-index chalcogenide glass optical fibres fabricated at the University of Nottingham, which were used to generate the supercontinuum.

If you have any questions on this work, please contact Bruce Napier (bruce@vividcomponents.co.uk).



Nature Photonics paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2014.213


Optics Express paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.019169


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