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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1980
  • pp: 48–50

Sum-frequency light generation in optical fibers

Y. Fujii, B. S. Kawasaki, K. O. Hill, and D. C. Johnson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 48-50 (1980)

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The generation in an optical-fiber waveguide of a spectral continuum spanning 29000 cm−1 from the near infrared to the ultraviolet is reported. A Q-switched and mode-locked Nd:YAG laser is used to excite the fiber. An unexpected phenomenon is the generation of sum-frequency light derived from the pump frequency and the characteristic Raman Stokes frequencies of fused silica. This light is observed as visible light in cladding modes of the fiber.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 18, 1979
Published: February 1, 1980

Y. Fujii, B. S. Kawasaki, K. O. Hill, and D. C. Johnson, "Sum-frequency light generation in optical fibers," Opt. Lett. 5, 48-50 (1980)

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