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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 18611–18619

Dispersion-stabilized highly-nonlinear fiber for wideband parametric mixer synthesis

Bill P.-P. Kuo, John M. Fini, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, and Stojan Radic  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 18611-18619 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.018611


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Abstract

Conventional highly-nonlinear fiber (HNLF) designs are optimized for high field-confinement but are also inherently susceptible to dispersion fluctuations. The design compromise prevents fiber-optical parametric mixers from possessing high power efficiency and extended operating bandwidth simultaneously. Using a new fiber waveguide design, we have fabricated and tested a new class of HNLF that possesses a significantly lower level of dispersion fluctuations while maintaining a high level of field-confinement comparable to that in conventional HNLFs. The fiber was used to demonstrate an all-fiber parametric oscillator operating in short-wavelength infrared (SWIR) band with a watt-level pump, for the first time.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2012
Published: July 31, 2012

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September 7, 2012 Spotlight on Optics

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Bill P.-P. Kuo, John M. Fini, Lars Grüner-Nielsen, and Stojan Radic, "Dispersion-stabilized highly-nonlinear fiber for wideband parametric mixer synthesis," Opt. Express 20, 18611-18619 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-18611


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