OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3516–3518

Fiber optical parametric oscillator for sub-50 fs pulse generation: optimization of fiber length

Chenji Gu, Huifeng Wei, Su Chen, Weijun Tong, and Jay E. Sharping  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3516-3518 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003516


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (363 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We demonstrate generation of 48 fs pulses with linear chirp using a short ( 27 mm ) fiber optical parametric oscillator (FOPO), which is synchronously pumped by a mode-locked ytterbium-doped fiber laser. We also study the pulse quality for both the short- and long-wavelength operation where the fiber length inside of the oscillator varies from 17 to 61 mm . The optimal pulse duration is observed only in the short-wavelength operation. Furthermore, we model the FOPO system as a single-pass parametric amplifier including dispersive pulse broadening and walk-off between the pump and output. The optimal condition arises from the minimization of the walk-off and dispersion. When walk-off is large, the parametric amplification process is most efficient over some reduced effective fiber length, leading to an upper limit in the amount of the observed pulse broadening.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2010
Published: October 15, 2010

Citation
Chenji Gu, Huifeng Wei, Su Chen, Weijun Tong, and Jay E. Sharping, "Fiber optical parametric oscillator for sub-50 fs pulse generation: optimization of fiber length," Opt. Lett. 35, 3516-3518 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-20-3516


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. P. S. J. Russell, J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4729 (2006). [CrossRef]
  2. M. E. Marhic, K.-K. Wong, G. Kalogerakis, and L. G. Kazovsky, Opt. Photon. News 15(9), 20 (2004). [CrossRef]
  3. J. E. Sharping, J. Lightwave Technol. 26, 2184 (2008). [CrossRef]
  4. Y. Q. Xu, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, and J. D. Harvey, Opt. Lett. 33, 1351 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. J. E. Sharping, M. A. Foster, A. L. Gaeta, J. Lasri, O. Lyngnes, and K. Vogel, Opt. Express 15, 1474 (2007). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. E. Sharping, C. Pailo, C. Gu, L. Kiani, and J. R. Sanborn, Opt. Express 18, 3911 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. K. Kieu, B. G. Saar, G. R. Holtom, X. S. Xie, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Lett. 34, 2051 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. H. Chen, H. Wang, M. N. Slipchenko, Y. Jung, Y. Shi, J. Zhu, K. K. Buhman, and J. Cheng, Opt. Express 17, 1282 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. J. E. Sharping, J. R. Sanborn, M. A. Foster, D. Broaddus, and A. L. Gaeta, Opt. Express 16, 18050 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. R. Trebino, Frequency-Resolved Optical Gating: The Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses (Kluwer Academic, 2000).
  11. M. E. Marhic, Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifiers, Oscillators and Related Devices (Cambridge U. Press, 2008).
  12. J. D. V. Khaydarov, J. H. Andrews, and K. D. Singer, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2199 (1995). [CrossRef]
  13. L. Lefort, K. Puech, S. D. Butterworth, Y. P. Svirko, and D. C. Hanna, Opt. Lett. 24, 28 (1999). [CrossRef]
  14. Y. Zhou, B. P. P. Kuo, K. K. Y. Cheung, S. Yang, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, IEEE J. Quantum. Electron. 45, 1350(2009). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited