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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 989–991

Widely tunable picosecond optical parametric oscillator using highly nonlinear fiber

Yue Zhou, Kim K.Y. Cheung, Sigang Yang, P. C. Chui, and Kenneth K.Y. Wong  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 989-991 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000989


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Abstract

We demonstrated a fully fiber-integrated widely tunable picosecond optical parametric oscillator based on highly nonlinear fiber. The ring cavity with a 50 m highly nonlinear fiber was synchronously pumped with a picosecond mode-locked fiber laser. The tuning range was from 1413 to 1543 nm and from 1573 to 1695 nm , which was as wide as 250 nm . A high-quality pulse was generated with a pulse width narrower than that of the pump.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 1, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 18, 2009
Published: March 20, 2009

Citation
Yue Zhou, Kim K. Y. Cheung, Sigang Yang, P. C. Chui, and Kenneth K. Y. Wong, "Widely tunable picosecond optical parametric oscillator using highly nonlinear fiber," Opt. Lett. 34, 989-991 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-7-989


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