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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 446–448

Combined frequency conversion and pulse compression in nonlinear tapered waveguides

Alexander S. Solntsev and Andrey A. Sukhorukov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 446-448 (2012)

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We suggest an application of pump-degenerate four-wave mixing process in tapered waveguides for generation of ultrashort pulses with central frequency tunable over the material transparency range. Our method can produce strongly compressed frequency-converted pulses in presence of group-velocity mismatch and group-velocity dispersion. Additionally, the proposed technique does not require pulse phase synchronization and effectively operates for strongly chirped pump pulses, thus enabling the use of longer nonlinear media for high conversion efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 8, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2011
Published: February 3, 2012

Alexander S. Solntsev and Andrey A. Sukhorukov, "Combined frequency conversion and pulse compression in nonlinear tapered waveguides," Opt. Lett. 37, 446-448 (2012)

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