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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2184–2191

Microstructure Fiber Based Optical Parametric Oscillators

Jay E. Sharping

Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 26, Issue 14, pp. 2184-2191 (2008)

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The current status of fiber based optical parametric oscillators is presented with a focus on pulsed systems employing microstructure fibers. It is shown based on standard expressions for parametric processes in optical fibers that systems employing short (less than a few cm) optical fibers lead to superior performance in terms of wavelength tunability and output power. Practical guidelines for realizing a working system are given. These devices are now practical as ultrafast pulsed-light sources and for extending the wavelengths of operation of existing mode-locked fiber lasers.

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Jay E. Sharping, "Microstructure Fiber Based Optical Parametric Oscillators," J. Lightwave Technol. 26, 2184-2191 (2008)

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