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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1488–1490

Cross-phase-modulation-induced spectral effects in high-efficiency picosecond fiber optical parametric oscillators

Chenji Gu, Christiane Goulart, and Jay E. Sharping  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 8, pp. 1488-1490 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001488


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Abstract

We explore the spectral effects due to cross-phase modulation and walk-off in picosecond fiber optical parametric oscillators. The output spectrum exhibits pump-power-dependent broadening, which can be quite asymmetric associated with a redshift or a blueshift depending on pump synchronization. By slightly increasing the cavity length, one obtains a blueshifted spectrum and a conversion efficiency as high as 15%.

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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
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: January 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2011
Published: April 15, 2011

Citation
Chenji Gu, Christiane Goulart, and Jay E. Sharping, "Cross-phase-modulation-induced spectral effects in high-efficiency picosecond fiber optical parametric oscillators," Opt. Lett. 36, 1488-1490 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-8-1488


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