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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 20 — Oct. 7, 2013
  • pp: 23188–23196

Bright broadband coherent fiber sources emitting strongly blue-shifted resonant dispersive wave pulses

Haohua Tu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Rui Zhang, Shi Tong, Yuan Liu, and Stephen A. Boppart  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 20, pp. 23188-23196 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.023188


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Abstract

We predict and realize the targeted wavelength conversion from the 1550-nm band of a fs Er:fiber laser to an isolated band inside 370-850 nm, corresponding to a blue-shift of 700-1180 nm. The conversion utilizes resonant dispersive wave generation in widely available optical fibers with good efficiency (~7%). The converted band has a large pulse energy (~1 nJ), high spectral brightness (~1 mW/nm), and broad Gaussian-like spectrum compressible to clean transform-limited ~17 fs pulses. The corresponding coherent fiber sources open up portable applications of optical parametric oscillators and dual-output synchronized ultrafast lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: July 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 9, 2013
Published: September 24, 2013

Citation
Haohua Tu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Rui Zhang, Shi Tong, Yuan Liu, and Stephen A. Boppart, "Bright broadband coherent fiber sources emitting strongly blue-shifted resonant dispersive wave pulses," Opt. Express 21, 23188-23196 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-20-23188


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