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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4362–4364

Generation of a phase-locked Raman frequency comb in gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber

A. Abdolvand, A. M. Walser, M. Ziemienczuk, T. Nguyen, and P. St. J. Russell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4362-4364 (2012)

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In a relatively simple setup consisting of a microchip laser as pump source and two hydrogen-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fibers, a broad, phase-locked, purely rotational frequency comb is generated. This is achieved by producing a clean first Stokes seed pulse in a narrowband guiding photonic bandgap fiber via stimulated Raman scattering and then driving the same Raman transition resonantly with a pump and Stokes fields in a second broadband guiding kagomé-style fiber. Using a spectral interferometric technique based on sum frequency generation, we show that the comb components are phase locked.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(290.5910) Scattering : Scattering, stimulated Raman
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2012
Published: October 16, 2012

A. Abdolvand, A. M. Walser, M. Ziemienczuk, T. Nguyen, and P. St. J. Russell, "Generation of a phase-locked Raman frequency comb in gas-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 37, 4362-4364 (2012)

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