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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Jun. 8, 2009
  • pp: 9858–9872

Optical frequency up-conversion by supercontinuum-free widely-tunable fiber-optic Cherenkov radiation

Haohua Tu and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 9858-9872 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.009858


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Abstract

Spectrally-isolated narrowband Cherenkov radiation from commercial nonlinear photonic crystal fibers is demonstrated as an ultrafast optical source with a visible tuning range of 485–690 nm, which complementarily extends the near-infrared tuning range of 690–1020 nm from the corresponding femtosecond Ti:sapphire pump laser. Pump-to-signal conversion efficiency routinely surpasses 10%, enabling multimilliwatt visible output across the entire tuning range. Appropriate selection of fiber parameters and pumping conditions efficiently suppresses the supercontinuum generation typically associated with Cherenkov radiation.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 20, 2009
Published: May 27, 2009

Citation
Haohua Tu and Stephen A. Boppart, "Optical frequency up-conversion by supercontinuum-free widely-tunable fiber-optic Cherenkov radiation," Opt. Express 17, 9858-9872 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-12-9858


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