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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 22 — Oct. 27, 2008
  • pp: 18050–18056

Generation of sub-100-fs pulses from a microstructure-fiber-based optical parametric oscillator

Jay E. Sharping, Jeremy R. Sanborn, Mark A. Foster, Daniel Broaddus, and Alexander L. Gaeta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 22, pp. 18050-18056 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018050


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Abstract

We report on the generation of 70-fs pulses at a center wavelength of 880 nm using a microstructure-fiber-based optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser operating at 1032 nm. We present optical spectra and autocorrelation measurements that illustrate the generation of ultrashort pulses and the onset of saturation at sufficiently high pump powers. Generation of ultrafast pulses with nanojoule energies provides new opportunities for extending the functionality of mode-locked fiber lasers.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2008
Published: October 21, 2008

Citation
Jay E. Sharping, Jeremy R. Sanborn, Mark A. Foster, Daniel Broaddus, and Alexander L. Gaeta, "Generation of sub-100-fs pulses from a microstructure-fiber-based optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 16, 18050-18056 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-22-18050


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