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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2505–2511

Continuous-wave tunable optical parametric generation in a photonic-crystal fiber

G. K.L. Wong, A. Y.H. Chen, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, N. Y. Joly, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 11, pp. 2505-2511 (2005)

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Continuous-wave and quasi-cw operation of tunable optical parametric generation has been demonstrated in a photonic-crystal fiber. The frequency shift of the generated sidebands, which arise from modulation instability, depends strongly on the detuning of the pump from the fiber’s zero-dispersion wavelength. Over 30 nm of sideband tunability has been demonstrated using a 300 mW cw pump, and over 185 nm of tunability using a 1.6 W quasi-cw pump. Continuous wave and quasi-cw pumps eliminate the detrimental effects of pump–sideband walk-off. In the absence of walk-off it is the fluctuations in the index profile of the photonic-crystal fiber along its length that limit the tunable sideband range.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

G. K. L. Wong, A. Y. H. Chen, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, N. Y. Joly, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, "Continuous-wave tunable optical parametric generation in a photonic-crystal fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2505-2511 (2005)

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