In this paper, we report the numerical analysis of a photonic crystal fiber (PCF) for generating an efficient supercontinuum medium. For our computational studies, the core of the proposed structure is made up of As_{2}Se_{3} and the cladding structure consists of an inner ring of holes made up As_{2}Se_{3} and four outer rings of air holes in MgF_{2}. The proposed structure provides excellent nonlinear coefficient and dispersion optimization. For the analysis, finite difference frequency domain (FDFD) method is employed. Because of the high nonlinear refractive index of the chalcogenide glass and high difference between the refractive index of the core and the cladding, a small effective mode area of 0.68 μm^{2} is obtained. The nonlinear coefficient is 14.98 W^{-1}m^{-1} at the wavelength of 1.8 μm. Dispersion is almost flat from 1.6 μm up to 2.8 μm. The supercontinuum spectrum calculated ranges from 1 μm to 6 μm. The presented structure is appropriate for medical imaging, optical coherence tomography and optical communications

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Received: 2016/07/1 | Revised: 2016/10/6 | Accepted: 2017/01/8 | Published: 2017/10/28

Received: 2016/07/1 | Revised: 2016/10/6 | Accepted: 2017/01/8 | Published: 2017/10/28

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