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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 27 — Dec. 17, 2012
  • pp: 28906–28911

20 THz-bandwidth continuous-wave fiber optical parametric amplifier operating at 1 µm using a dispersion-stabilized photonic crystal fiber

A. Mussot, A. Kudlinski, R. Habert, I. Dahman, G. Mélin, L. Galkovsky, A. Fleureau, S. Lempereur, L. Lago, D. Bigourd, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, and E. Hugonnot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 27, pp. 28906-28911 (2012)

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We report the experimental demonstration of a continuous-wave all-fiber optical parametric amplifier in the 1 µm band with a record bandwidth of more than 20 THz and a peak gain of almost 40 dB. This is achieved by using a photonic crystal fiber with a high figure of merit and strongly reduced longitudinal dispersion fluctuations. Due to their unique bandwidth and gain characteristics, fiber parametric amplifiers at 1 µm provide an interesting alternative to solid-state or ytterbium-doped fiber amplifiers for ultrafast optical pulse and signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2012
Published: December 12, 2012

A. Mussot, A. Kudlinski, R. Habert, I. Dahman, G. Mélin, L. Galkovsky, A. Fleureau, S. Lempereur, L. Lago, D. Bigourd, T. Sylvestre, M. W. Lee, and E. Hugonnot, "20 THz-bandwidth continuous-wave fiber optical parametric amplifier operating at 1 µm using a dispersion-stabilized photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Express 20, 28906-28911 (2012)

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