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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2014
  • pp: 3782–3785

Ultra-broadband fiber optical parametric amplifier pumped by chirped pulses

Damien Bigourd, Patrick Beaure d’Augerès, Jérôme Dubertrand, Emmanuel Hugonnot, and Arnaud Mussot  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 3782-3785 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003782


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Abstract

We numerically and experimentally demonstrate ultra-broadband fiber optical parametric amplification in a microstructured fiber pumped by stretched short pulses. The chirped pump pulse induces a temporally spread spectral gain suitable for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in fibers. Numerical simulation shows 45dB flat gain with more than 70 nm bandwidth, allowing sub-35 fs pulse amplification around 1 μm with reduced gain narrowing. This amplification principle is experimentally confirmed by measuring the instantaneous spectral gain band and related chirp.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3490) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, distributed-feedback
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 21, 2014
Published: June 19, 2014

Citation
Damien Bigourd, Patrick Beaure d’Augerès, Jérôme Dubertrand, Emmanuel Hugonnot, and Arnaud Mussot, "Ultra-broadband fiber optical parametric amplifier pumped by chirped pulses," Opt. Lett. 39, 3782-3785 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-13-3782


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