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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3499–3501

Efficient high-power generation of visible and mid-infrared light by degenerate four-wave-mixing in a large-mode-area photonic-crystal fiber

D. Nodop, C. Jauregui, D. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3499-3501 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003499


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Abstract

An efficient and simple approach for converting pulsed near-IR laser radiation into visible and mid-IR light by exploiting degenerate four-wave-mixing in an endlessly single-mode, large-mode-area photonic-crystal fiber is presented. Coupling a 1 MHz , 200 ps , 8 W average power pulsed source emitting at 1064 nm into this fiber results in average powers of 3 W at 673 nm signal wavelength and of 450 mW at 2539 nm idler wavelength, respectively. The excellent pulse energy conversion efficiencies of 35% for the signal and 6% for the idler wavelength are due to the unique combination of characteristics of this type of fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 12, 2009
Published: November 9, 2009

Citation
D. Nodop, C. Jauregui, D. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Efficient high-power generation of visible and mid-infrared light by degenerate four-wave-mixing in a large-mode-area photonic-crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 3499-3501 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-22-3499


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