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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2056–2059

Midinfrared frequency combs from coherent supercontinuum in chalcogenide and optical parametric oscillation

Kevin F. Lee, N. Granzow, M. A. Schmidt, W. Chang, L. Wang, Q. Coulombier, J. Troles, Nick Leindecker, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Peter G. Schunemann, M. E. Fermann, P. St. J. Russell, and I. Hartl  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 7, pp. 2056-2059 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002056


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Abstract

We observe the coherence of the supercontinuum generated in a nanospike chalcogenide-silica hybrid waveguide pumped at 2 μm. The supercontinuum is shown to be coherent with the pump by interfering it with a doubly resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO) that is itself coherent with the shared pump laser. This enables coherent locking of the OPO to the optically referenced pump frequency comb, resulting in a composite frequency comb with wavelengths from 1 to 6 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: February 28, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 1, 2014
Published: March 26, 2014

Citation
Kevin F. Lee, N. Granzow, M. A. Schmidt, W. Chang, L. Wang, Q. Coulombier, J. Troles, Nick Leindecker, Konstantin L. Vodopyanov, Peter G. Schunemann, M. E. Fermann, P. St. J. Russell, and I. Hartl, "Midinfrared frequency combs from coherent supercontinuum in chalcogenide and optical parametric oscillation," Opt. Lett. 39, 2056-2059 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-7-2056

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