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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2005
  • pp: 8547–8554

Red-green-blue (RGB) light generator using tapered fiber pumped with a frequency-doubled Yb-fiber laser

M. Rusu, S. Kivistö, C. B. E. Gawith, and O. G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 21, pp. 8547-8554 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.008547


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Abstract

We report on successful realization of a picosecond visible-continuum source embedding a single mode fiber taper. The output of ytterbium mode-locked fiber laser was frequency doubled in a periodically-polled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal to produce green pump light. Spectral brightness of the white light generated in the tapered fiber was improved by limiting the broadening just to the visible wavelengths. The influence of taper parameters, particularly the dispersion, on white light spectrum has been studied.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3730) Integrated optics : Lithium niobate
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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History
Original Manuscript: August 25, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 5, 2005
Published: October 17, 2005

Citation
M. Rusu, Samuli Kivistö, C. Gawith, and O. Okhotnikov, "Red-green-blue (RGB) light generator using tapered fiber pumped with a frequency-doubled Yb-fiber laser," Opt. Express 13, 8547-8554 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-21-8547


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