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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Mar. 25, 2013
  • pp: 6777–6782

Tunable CW all-fiber optical parametric oscillator operating below 1 μm

Ekaterina A. Zlobina, Sergey I. Kablukov, and Sergey A. Babin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 6777-6782 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.006777


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Abstract

CW all-fiber optical parametric oscillator (FOPO) with tuning range from 950 to 1010 nm is demonstrated using birefringent photonic crystal fiber pumped by an Ytterbium-doped fiber laser (YDFL) near 1 μm. CW parametric generation with spectral linewidth of 3.7 nm at 972 nm has been obtained with slope efficiency as high as 9.4% and output power of up to 460 mW. It is also shown that the FOPO slope efficiency reaches 25% after narrowing of the pump spectrum down to 40 pm. At that the generated power exceeds 1 W, but in this case the generated radiation is modulated with 48 ns period and 50% duty factor due to pump laser power modulation which is probably caused by stimulated Brillouin back scattering.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 5, 2013
Published: March 11, 2013

Citation
Ekaterina A. Zlobina, Sergey I. Kablukov, and Sergey A. Babin, "Tunable CW all-fiber optical parametric oscillator operating below 1 μm," Opt. Express 21, 6777-6782 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-6-6777


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