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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — Mar. 17, 2010

Microstructure fiber optical parametric oscillator with femtosecond output in the 1200 to 1350 nm wavelength range

Jay E. Sharping, Christiane Pailo, Chenji Gu, Leily Kiani, and Jeremy R. Sanborn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3911-3916 (2010)

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We describe an ultrafast fiber optical parametric oscillator operating in the 1210 nm to 1340 nm wavelength range. The system consists of a microstucture fiber placed in a Fabry-Perot cavity which is optically pumped with 1030-nm light from an Ytterbium mode-locked fiber laser. The output wavelength is tunable over a 130-nm span by adjusting the position of one cavity mirror. SHG FROG measurements reveal that the output pulse quality varies as a function of pump power and wavelength. Ultrafast sources operating in this range are particularly instrumental for deep-tissue nonlinear biophotonics applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2010
Published: February 11, 2010

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Vol. 5, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Jay E. Sharping, Christiane Pailo, Chenji Gu, Leily Kiani, and Jeremy R. Sanborn, "Microstructure fiber optical parametric oscillator with femtosecond output in the 1200 to 1350 nm wavelength range," Opt. Express 18, 3911-3916 (2010)

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