Abstract

In this paper, an optical parametric amplifier and wavelength converter in an all-fiber optical configuration is experimentally demonstrated for photonic applications in the 1 $\mu$m band. This is achieved by using a microstructured fiber which provides anomalous dispersion at 1 $\mu$m and an LiNbO$_3$ electro-optic intensity modulator specially designed at this operating wavelength for generating pump pulses. A gain of greater than 30 dB together with highly efficient wavelength conversion is obtained at 1053 nm. The gain bandwidth and gain-power efficiency are also investigated. Experimental results agree well with the theory of parametric amplification including Raman scattering.

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2009 (2)

A. Jolly, J.-F. Gleyze, P. Di Bin, V. Kermène, "Demonstration of a true single-shot 100 GHz-bandwidth optical oscilloscope at 1053–1064 nm," Opt. Exp. 17, 12109-12120 (2009).

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2008 (1)

J. E. Sharping, "Microstructure fiber based optical parametric oscillators," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 2184-2191 (2008).

2007 (4)

A. S. Y. Hsieh, G. K. L. Wong, S. G. Murdoch, S. Coen, F. Vanholsbeeck, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, "Combined effect of raman and parametric gain on single-pump parametric amplifiers," Opt. Exp. 15, 8104-8114 (2007).

D. Besnard, "The megajoule laser program - ignition at hand," Eur. Phys. J. D 44, 207-213 (2007).

C. A. Haynam, "National ignition facility laser performance status," Appl. Opt. 46, 3276-3303 (2007).

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, A. H. Gnauk, "All-optical signal processing by fiber-based parametric devices," Opt. Photon. News 18, 34-40 (2007).

2006 (2)

M. Hanna, F. Druon, P. Georges, "Fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in the femtosecond regime," Opt. Exp. 14, 2783-2790 (2006).

P. S. J. Russell, "Photonic crystal fibers," J. Lightwave Technol. 24, 4729-4749 (2006).

2005 (3)

T. T. Ng, J. L. Blows, J. T. Mok, R. W. McKerracher, B. J. Eggleton, "Cascaded four-wave mixing in fiber optical parametric amplifiers: Application to residual dispersion monitoring," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 818-826 (2005).

J. Fan, A. Dogariu, L. J. Wang, "Parametric amplification in a microstructure fiber," Appl. Phys. B 81, 801-805 (2005).

A. Chen, G. Wong, S. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, J. Harvey, J. Knight, W. Wadsworth, P. Russell, "Widely tunable optical parametric generation in a photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 762-764 (2005).

2004 (1)

W. J. Wadsworth, N. Joly, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, F. Biancalana, P. St., J. Russell, "Supercontinuum and four-wave mixing with $Q$-switched pulses in endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fibres," Opt. Exp. 12, 209-309 (2004).

2002 (3)

D. A. Chestnut, C. J. S. de Matos, J. R. Taylor, "Raman-assisted fiber optical parametric amplifier and wavelength converter in highly nonlinear fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 19, 1901-1904 (2002).

J. Hansryd, P. A. Andrekson, M. Westlund, J. Lie, P.-O. Hedekvist, "Fiber-based optical parametric amplifiers and their applications," IEEE. J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8, 506-520 (2002).

J. E. Sharping, M. Fiorentino, P. Kumar, R. S. Windeler, "Optical-parametric oscillator based on four-wave mixing in microstructure fiber," Opt. Lett. 27, 1675-1677 (2002).

1999 (1)

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

J. Fan, A. Dogariu, L. J. Wang, "Parametric amplification in a microstructure fiber," Appl. Phys. B 81, 801-805 (2005).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

T. Sylvestre, A. Kudlinski, A. Mussot, J.-F. Gleyze, A. Jolly, H. Maillotte, "Parametric amplification and wavelength conversion in the 1040–1090 nm band by use of a photonic crystal fiber," Appl. Phys. Lett. 94, 111104-1-111104-3 (2009).

Eur. Phys. J. D (1)

D. Besnard, "The megajoule laser program - ignition at hand," Eur. Phys. J. D 44, 207-213 (2007).

IEEE. J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Hansryd, P. A. Andrekson, M. Westlund, J. Lie, P.-O. Hedekvist, "Fiber-based optical parametric amplifiers and their applications," IEEE. J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8, 506-520 (2002).

J. Lightw. Technol. (2)

J. E. Sharping, "Microstructure fiber based optical parametric oscillators," J. Lightw. Technol. 26, 2184-2191 (2008).

T. T. Ng, J. L. Blows, J. T. Mok, R. W. McKerracher, B. J. Eggleton, "Cascaded four-wave mixing in fiber optical parametric amplifiers: Application to residual dispersion monitoring," J. Lightw. Technol. 23, 818-826 (2005).

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (1)

D. A. Chestnut, C. J. S. de Matos, J. R. Taylor, "Raman-assisted fiber optical parametric amplifier and wavelength converter in highly nonlinear fiber," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 19, 1901-1904 (2002).

Opt. Exp. (4)

W. J. Wadsworth, N. Joly, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, F. Biancalana, P. St., J. Russell, "Supercontinuum and four-wave mixing with $Q$-switched pulses in endlessly single-mode photonic crystal fibres," Opt. Exp. 12, 209-309 (2004).

M. Hanna, F. Druon, P. Georges, "Fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification in the femtosecond regime," Opt. Exp. 14, 2783-2790 (2006).

A. Jolly, J.-F. Gleyze, P. Di Bin, V. Kermène, "Demonstration of a true single-shot 100 GHz-bandwidth optical oscilloscope at 1053–1064 nm," Opt. Exp. 17, 12109-12120 (2009).

A. S. Y. Hsieh, G. K. L. Wong, S. G. Murdoch, S. Coen, F. Vanholsbeeck, R. Leonhardt, J. D. Harvey, "Combined effect of raman and parametric gain on single-pump parametric amplifiers," Opt. Exp. 15, 8104-8114 (2007).

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Photon. News (1)

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, A. H. Gnauk, "All-optical signal processing by fiber-based parametric devices," Opt. Photon. News 18, 34-40 (2007).

Other (3)

M. E. Marhic, Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifiers, Oscillators and Related Devices (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

P. A. Andrekson, "Ultrahigh bandwidth optical sampling oscilloscope," Optical Fiber Communications (2004).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2007).

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