OSA's Digital Library

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics


  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 9 — Aug. 28, 2012

All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov radiation source

Xiaomin Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Uffe Møller, Haohua Tu, Stephen A. Boppart, and Dmitry Turchinovich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 13, pp. 2769-2771 (2012)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (413 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



An all-fiber femtosecond source of spectrally isolated Cherenkov radiation is reported, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time. Using a monolithic, self-starting femtosecond Yb-doped fiber laser as the pump source and the combination of photonic crystal fibers as the wave-conversion medium, we demonstrate milliwatt-level, stable, and tunable Cherenkov radiation at visible wavelengths 580–630 nm, with pulse duration of sub-160-fs, and the 3 dB spectral bandwidth not exceeding 36 nm. Such an all-fiber Cherenkov radiation source is promising for practical applications in biophotonics such as bioimaging and microscopy.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: April 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 15, 2012
Published: June 29, 2012

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Xiaomin Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, Uffe Møller, Haohua Tu, Stephen A. Boppart, and Dmitry Turchinovich, "All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov radiation source," Opt. Lett. 37, 2769-2771 (2012)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. B. M. Bolotovskii and V. L. Ginzburg, Sov. Phys. Usp. 15, 184 (1972). [CrossRef]
  2. P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk, Y. C. Lee, and H. H. Chen, Opt. Lett. 11, 464 (1986). [CrossRef]
  3. N. Akhmediev and M. Karlsson, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2602 (1995). [CrossRef]
  4. J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006). [CrossRef]
  5. U. Møller, S. T. Sørensen, C. Jakobsen, J. Johansen, P. M. Moselund, C. L. Thomsen, and O. Bang, Opt. Express 20, 2851 (2012). [CrossRef]
  6. H. Tu and S. A. Boppart, Opt. Express 17, 9858 (2009). [CrossRef]
  7. H. Tu and S. A. Boppart, Proc. SPIE 7569, 75692D (2010). [CrossRef]
  8. X. Liu, J. Lægsgaard, and D. Turchinovich, Opt. Lett. 35, 913 (2010). [CrossRef]
  9. X. Liu, J. Lægsgaard, and D. Turchinovich, Opt. Express 18, 15475 (2010). [CrossRef]
  10. X. Liu, J. Lægsgaard, and D. Turchinovich, “Monolithic highly-stable Yb-doped femtosecond fiber lasers for applications in practical biophotonics,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron., doi:10.1109/JSTQE.2012.2183580 (to be published). [CrossRef]
  11. G. Chang, L. J. Chen, and F. X. Kärtner, Opt. Lett. 35, 2361 (2010). [CrossRef]
  12. D. Turchinovich, X. Liu, and J. Lægsgaard, Opt. Express 16, 14004 (2008). [CrossRef]
  13. I. Cristiani, R. Tediosi, L. Tartara, and V. Degiorgio, Opt. Express 12, 124 (2004). [CrossRef]
  14. D. R. Austin, C. M. de Sterke, B. J. Eggleton, and T. G. Brown, Opt. Express 14, 11997 (2006). [CrossRef]
  15. D. Li, W. Zheng, and J. Y. Qu, Opt. Lett. 34, 202 (2009). [CrossRef]
  16. J. Palero, V. Boer, J. Vijverberg, H. Gerritsen, and H. J. C. M. Sterenborg, Opt. Express 13, 5363 (2005). [CrossRef]
  17. N. Y. Joly, J. Nold, W. Chang, P. Hölzer, A. Nazarkin, G. K. L. Wong, F. Biancalana, and P. St. J. Russell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 203901 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


Fig. 1. Fig. 2. Fig. 3.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited