A novel high-power broadband source based on the combined action of stimulated Raman scattering and parametric four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear dispersion-shifted fiber ring cavity is investigated experimentally. An output spectrum of 1510–1580 nm with a stable power of 91 mW is demonstrated with a dual-wavelength pumping scheme.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
Yan Wang, Wei Zhang, Qing Wang, Xue Feng, Xiaoming Liu, and Jiangde Peng, "Broadband source generated by stimulated Raman scattering and four-wave mixing in a highly nonlinear optical fiber ring cavity," Opt. Lett. 29, 842-844 (2004)