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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 743–746

Broadband parametric wavelength conversion at 1  μm with large mode area fibers

P. Steinvurzel, J. Demas, B. Tai, Y. Chen, L. Yan, and S. Ramachandran  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 743-746 (2014)

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Fiber-optic parametric wavelength conversion (PWC) below the zero-dispersion wavelength of silica is typically constrained by the requirement of a small, tightly confined mode with anomalous dispersion to achieve phase matching. This limits the ability to power scale PWC at arbitrary wavelengths. However, the constraint is lifted for higher-order modes. We demonstrate PWC in the 1 μm band via degenerate four-wave mixing pumped in a large effective area (>600μm2) LP0,7 mode of a double-clad fiber. We obtain up to 25% conversion in to the Stokes line with 0.5 ns pump pulses, corresponding to 20kW peak power at the converted wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4975) Nonlinear optics : Parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2014
Published: February 3, 2014

P. Steinvurzel, J. Demas, B. Tai, Y. Chen, L. Yan, and S. Ramachandran, "Broadband parametric wavelength conversion at 1  μm with large mode area fibers," Opt. Lett. 39, 743-746 (2014)

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