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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1998
  • pp: 795–797

Pulsed degenerate optical parametric oscillator based on a nonlinear-fiber Sagnac interferometer

Darwin K. Serkland, Glenn D. Bartolini, Anjali Agarwal, Prem Kumar, and William L. Kath  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 795-797 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000795


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Abstract

We report operation of an all-fiber degenerate optical parametric oscillator that employs a nonlinear-fiber Sagnac interferometer as a parametric amplifier. Synchronous pumping with 3.9-ps pulses at 1544 nm yields 0.83-ps output pulses. The wide bandwidth of the fiber parametric amplifier causes the oscillator to act as a pulse compressor. The output signal pulses exhibit improved spectral symmetry and a reduced time–bandwidth product compared with the pump pulses. Currently, the net group-velocity dispersion in the passive section of the fiber cavity limits the signal-pulse bandwidth and hence the minimum-obtainable pulse width. This experiment suggests the possibility of frequency conversion by operation of a similar pulsed parametric oscillator away from degeneracy.

© 1998 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
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

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Darwin K. Serkland, Glenn D. Bartolini, Anjali Agarwal, Prem Kumar, and William L. Kath, "Pulsed degenerate optical parametric oscillator based on a nonlinear-fiber Sagnac interferometer," Opt. Lett. 23, 795-797 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-10-795


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