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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2012
  • pp: 1226–1228

Effects of refractive index changes on four-wave mixing bands in Er-doped photonic crystal fibers pumped at 976 nm

L. Velázquez-Ibarra, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, and J. L. Lucio  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 7, pp. 1226-1228 (2012)

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An experimental study of the effects of an auxiliary 976 nm pump signal on the four-wave mixing parametric bands generated with a 1064 nm pump in a normal dispersion Er-doped photonic crystal fiber is presented. The four-wave mixing signal and idler bands shift to shorter and longer wavelengths, respectively, with increasing 976 nm pump power. It is shown that the wavelength-dependent resonant refractive index change in the erbium-doped core under 976 nm pumping is at the origin of the effect.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2012
Published: March 27, 2012

L. Velázquez-Ibarra, A. Díez, M. V. Andrés, and J. L. Lucio, "Effects of refractive index changes on four-wave mixing bands in Er-doped photonic crystal fibers pumped at 976 nm," Opt. Lett. 37, 1226-1228 (2012)

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