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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 20 — Oct. 3, 2005
  • pp: 8172–8178

Low noise wavelength conversion of femtosecond pulses with dispersion micro-managed holey fibers

Fei Lu and Wayne H. Knox  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 20, pp. 8172-8178 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.008172


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Abstract

We experimentally compared three methods of continuum generation that can provide wavelength conversion through anti-Stokes radiation (ASR). The three methods are: dispersion micro-managed (DMM) holey fiber, tapered fiber and long holey fiber with constant core diameter. We investigated the spectral shape and the amplitude fluctuations due to the broadband noise that is amplified during the nonlinear conversion process. The results show that the DMM method can shift wavelengths with up to 20 dB lower broadband noise compared with the other methods, at the same time with controllable wavelength shift and bandwidth, and without spectral substructure.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

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History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2005
Revised Manuscript: September 21, 2005
Published: October 3, 2005

Citation
Fei Lu and Wayne Knox, "Low noise wavelength conversion of femtosecond pulses with dispersion micro-managed holey fibers," Opt. Express 13, 8172-8178 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-20-8172


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