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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 22 — Oct. 22, 2012
  • pp: 24957–24965

High-power efficient generation of visible and mid-infrared radiation exploiting four-wave-mixing in optical fibers

Cesar Jauregui, Alexander Steinmetz, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 22, pp. 24957-24965 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.024957


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Abstract

We report on the generation of 17.6W of visible radiation at 650nm using four-wave-mixing in an endlessly single-mode silica fiber. The conversion efficiency was as high as ~30%. This high efficiency could be obtained by exploiting the natural absorption of silica for the mid-infrared radiation >2.5µm. In a separate experiment 1.6W of mid-IR radiation at 2570nm were generated simultaneously with 14.4W at 672nm. These power levels of picosecond red radiation are among the highest reported so far for a diffraction limited beam quality in this wavelength region.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2380) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics sources and detectors
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

Citation
Cesar Jauregui, Alexander Steinmetz, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "High-power efficient generation of visible and mid-infrared radiation exploiting four-wave-mixing in optical fibers," Opt. Express 20, 24957-24965 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-22-24957


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