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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 3331–3344

Generation of wideband frequency combs by continuous-wave seeding of multistage mixers with synthesized dispersion

Evgeny Myslivets, Bill P.P. Kuo, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 3331-3344 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003331


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Abstract

We numerically and experimentally demonstrate efficient generation of an equalized optical comb with 150-nm bandwidth. The comb was generated by low-power, continuous-wave seeds, eliminating the need for pulsed laser sources. The new architecture relies on efficient creation of higher-order mixing tones in phase-matched nonlinear fiber stages separated by a linear compressor. Wideband generation was enabled by precise dispersion engineering of multiple-stage parametric mixers.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2012
Published: January 27, 2012

Citation
Evgeny Myslivets, Bill P.P. Kuo, Nikola Alic, and Stojan Radic, "Generation of wideband frequency combs by continuous-wave seeding of multistage mixers with synthesized dispersion," Opt. Express 20, 3331-3344 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-3331


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