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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1772–1774

Cascaded four-wave mixing for broadband tunable laser sideband generation

Weimin Liu, Liangdong Zhu, Liang Wang, and Chong Fang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1772-1774 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001772


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Abstract

We demonstrate the versatile broadband wavelength tunability of frequency upconverted multicolor cascaded four-wave-mixing (CFWM) signals spanning the continuous wavelength range from UV to near IR in a thin type-I BBO crystal using 35 fs, 800 nm fundamental and chirped IR supercontinuum white light pulses. Two sets of spatially dispersed CFWM laser sidebands are concomitantly generated from two incident pulses as well as their second-harmonic-generation and sum-frequency-generation pulses in a crossing geometry. The tunable cascaded signals with ultrabroad bandwidth can be readily achieved via spatially rotating the BBO crystal to different phase-matching conditions and temporally varying the time delay between the two incident near-IR pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2013
Published: May 20, 2013

Citation
Weimin Liu, Liangdong Zhu, Liang Wang, and Chong Fang, "Cascaded four-wave mixing for broadband tunable laser sideband generation," Opt. Lett. 38, 1772-1774 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-11-1772


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