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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4740–4747

Mid-IR multiwavelength difference frequency generation based on fiber lasers

Jian Jiang, Jianhua Chang, Sujuan Feng, Li Wei, and Qinghe Mao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4740-4747 (2010)

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A mid-IR multiwavelength difference frequency generation (DFG) laser source with fiber laser fundamental lights is demonstrated by using the dispersion property of PPLN to broaden the quasi-phase-matching (QPM) acceptance bandwidth (BW). Our results show that the QPM BW for the pump YDFL is much larger than that for the signal EDFL. Using a multiwavelength YDFL and a single-wavelength EDFL as the pump and the signal lights, the DFG laser source can simultaneously emit 14 mid-IR wavelengths with the spacing of 14nm at a fixed PPLN temperature. Moreover, mid-IR multiwavelength lasing lines can be synchronously tuned between 3.28 and 3.47μm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2010
Published: February 22, 2010

Jian Jiang, Jianhua Chang, Sujuan Feng, Li Wei, and Qinghe Mao, "Mid-IR multiwavelength difference frequency generation based on fiber lasers," Opt. Express 18, 4740-4747 (2010)

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