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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 16 — Aug. 2, 2010
  • pp: 17294–17305

Design and optimization of fiber optical parametric oscillators for femtosecond pulse generation

Wen Qi Zhang, Jay E. Sharping, Richard T. White, Tanya M. Monro, and Shahraam Afshar V.  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 16, pp. 17294-17305 (2010)

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In this paper, we use a genetic algorithm and pulse-propagation analysis to design and optimize optical parametric oscillators based on soft-glass microstructured optical fibers. The maximum parametric gain, phase-match, walk-off between pump (1560 nm) and signal (880 nm) pulses, signal feedback ratio and signal-pump synchronization of the cavity are optimized. Pulse propagation analysis suggests that one can implement a fiber optical parametric oscillator capable of generating approximately 200-fs pulses at 880 nm with 43% peak-power conversion, high output pulse quality (time-bandwidth product ≈ 0.43) and a wavelength tuning range that is limited only by the glass transmission windows.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 17, 2010
Published: July 29, 2010

Wen Qi Zhang, Jay E. Sharping, Richard T. White, Tanya M. Monro, and Shahraam Afshar V., "Design and optimization of fiber optical parametric oscillators for femtosecond pulse generation," Opt. Express 18, 17294-17305 (2010)

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