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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 12 — Jun. 14, 2004
  • pp: 2810–2815

Systematic analysis of wavelength conversion in a fiber optical parametric device with a single, tunable pump

Ross W. McKerracher, Justin L. Blows, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 12, pp. 2810-2815 (2004)

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We present an experimental study of a systematic design procedure for achieving high bandwidth wavelength conversion with low ripple in a fiber parametric device with a single tunable pump. We find good agreement with established theory. Fourth order dispersion and fluctuations in the zero-dispersion wavelength have little effect on final conversion bandwidth. Strategies for ripple reduction and pump filtering in a practical device are proposed.

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

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Original Manuscript: April 28, 2004
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2004
Published: June 14, 2004

Ross McKerracher, Justin Blows, and C. de Sterke, "Systematic analysis of wavelength conversion in a fiber optical parametric device with a single, tunable pump," Opt. Express 12, 2810-2815 (2004)

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