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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 25 — Dec. 13, 2004
  • pp: 6129–6134

Multiplex frequency conversion of unamplified 30-fs Ti: sapphire laser pulses by an array of waveguiding wires in a random-hole microstructure fiber

Minglie Hu, Ching-yue Wang, Yanfeng Li, Zhuan Wang, Lu Chai, and Aleksei M. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 25, pp. 6129-6134 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.12.006129


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Abstract

An array of fused silica waveguiding channels with randomly distributed transverse sizes in a disordered microstructure fiber is shown to allow a highly efficient broadly tunable frequency conversion of low-energy ultrashort laser pulses. Dispersion can be switched in such waveguide arrays by coupling the pump field into waveguiding wires with different diameters. Microstructure-fiber-integrated random arrays of waveguides with diameters ranging from 0.6 up to 1.5 µm can frequency-convert unamplified subnanojoule Ti: sapphire laser pulses with an initial duration of 30 fs to any wavelength within a broad spectral range from 400 up to 700 nm, suggesting interesting fiber-optic strategies for multiplex frequency conversion and sensing.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: October 5, 2004
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2004
Published: December 13, 2004

Citation
Minglie Hu, Ching-yue Wang, Yanfeng Li, Zhuan Wang, Lu Chai, and Aleksei Zheltikov, "Multiplex frequency conversion of unamplified 30-fs Ti: sapphire laser pulses by an array of waveguiding wires in a random-hole microstructure fiber," Opt. Express 12, 6129-6134 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-25-6129


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