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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 17 — Aug. 23, 2004
  • pp: 4113–4122

Continuous-wave wavelength conversion in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths

Thomas V. Andersen, Karen Marie Hilligsøe, Carsten K. Nielsen, Jan Thøgersen, K. P. Hansen, Søren R. Keiding, and Jakob J. Larsen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 17, pp. 4113-4122 (2004)

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We demonstrate continuous-wave wavelength conversion through four-wave mixing in an endlessly single mode photonic crystal fiber. Phasematching is possible at vanishing pump power in the anomalous dispersion regime between the two zero-dispersion wavelengths. By mixing appropriate pump and idler sources, signals in the range 500–650 nm are obtained in good accordance with calculated phasematching curves. The conversion efficiency from idler to signal power is currently limited to 0.3% by the low spectral density of the pump and idler sources at hand, but can be greatly enhanced by applying narrow line width lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2400) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber properties
(060.2420) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, polarization-maintaining
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

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Research Papers

Original Manuscript: June 29, 2004
Revised Manuscript: August 5, 2004
Published: August 23, 2004

Thomas Andersen, Karen Hilligsøe, Carsten Nielsen, Jan Thøgersen, K. Hansen, Søren Keiding, and Jakob Larsen, "Continuous-wave wavelength conversion in a photonic crystal fiber with two zero-dispersion wavelengths," Opt. Express 12, 4113-4122 (2004)

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