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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 15 — Jul. 19, 2010
  • pp: 16193–16205

High power red and near-IR generation using four wave mixing in all integrated fibre laser systems

Laure Lavoute, Jonathan C. Knight, Pascal Dupriez, and William J. Wadsworth  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 15, pp. 16193-16205 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.016193


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Abstract

We demonstrate high power generation of visible red and near IR light by four wave mixing in photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) pumped at 1064 nm with picosecond pulses (30 – 80 ps). 30% conversion efficiency is demonstrated in a single pass using fibre lengths less than 1 m, with signal wavelengths from 650 nm to 820 nm selectable by choice of PCF. An all fibre integrated system delivers 2.16 W at 740 nm with a pulse repetition frequency of 20 MHz. We discuss the overall parameter space for this type of wavelength conversion in PCF with different fibre designs suitable for delivering a particular wavelength at low or high power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2010
Published: July 16, 2010

Citation
Laure Lavoute, Jonathan C. Knight, Pascal Dupriez, and William J. Wadsworth, "High power red and near-IR generation using four wave mixing in all integrated fibre laser systems," Opt. Express 18, 16193-16205 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-15-16193


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