Abstract

We report on the generation of 70-fs pulses at a center wavelength of 880 nm using a microstructure-fiber-based optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser operating at 1032 nm. We present optical spectra and autocorrelation measurements that illustrate the generation of ultrashort pulses and the onset of saturation at sufficiently high pump powers. Generation of ultrafast pulses with nanojoule energies provides new opportunities for extending the functionality of mode-locked fiber lasers.

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S. Tang, T. B. Krasieva, Z. Chen, and B. J. Tromberg, "Combined multiphoton microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a 12-fs broadband source," J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 020502, (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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2004 (1)

2003 (2)

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, "A microstructure-fiber-based 10-GHz synchronized tunable optical parametric oscillator in the 1550-nm regime," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1058-1060 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Harvey, R. Leonhardt, S. Coen, G. Wong, J. Knight, W. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, "Scalar modulation instability in the normal dispersion regime by use of a photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 28, 2225-2227 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

1999 (1)

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1995 (1)

1987 (1)

Agarwal, A.

Agrawal, G. P.

Andrekson, P.

T. Torounidis and P. Andrekson, "Broadband Single-Pumped Fiber-Optic Parametric Amplifiers", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 650-652 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bartolini, G. D.

Cao, Q.

Chen, Z.

S. Tang, T. B. Krasieva, Z. Chen, and B. J. Tromberg, "Combined multiphoton microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a 12-fs broadband source," J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 020502, (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cheriaux, G.

Coen, S.

Cordeiro, C. M. B.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

Deng, Y.

Devgan, P.

P. Devgan, J. Lasri, R. Tang, V. Grigoryan, W. Kath, and P. Kumar, "10-GHz dispersion-managed soliton fiber-optical parametric oscillator using regenerative mode locking," Opt. Lett. 30, 528-530 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, "A microstructure-fiber-based 10-GHz synchronized tunable optical parametric oscillator in the 1550-nm regime," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1058-1060 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Domachuk, P.

Fiorentino, M.

Foster, M.

Foster, M. A.

Gaeta, A.

Gaeta, A. L.

George, A. K.

Goto, T.

Grigoryan, V.

Harvey, J.

Harvey, J. D.

Hori, T.

Joffre, M.

Kath, W.

Kath, W. L.

Kazovsky, L. G.

Knight, J.

Knight, J. C.

Knox, W.

König, K

K König, "Clinical multiphoton tomography," J. Biophoton. 1, 13-23 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Krasieva, T. B.

S. Tang, T. B. Krasieva, Z. Chen, and B. J. Tromberg, "Combined multiphoton microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a 12-fs broadband source," J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 020502, (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kumar, P.

Lasri, J.

Leonhardt, R.

Lepetit, L.

Lin, Q.

Lu, F.

Lyngnes, O.

Margulis, W.

Marhic, M. E.

Marie, V.

Murdoch, S. G.

Nishizawa, N.

Omenetto, F. G.

Österberg, U.

Russell, P. St.J.

Serkland, D. K.

Sharping, J. E.

Takayanagi, J.

Tang, R.

P. Devgan, J. Lasri, R. Tang, V. Grigoryan, W. Kath, and P. Kumar, "10-GHz dispersion-managed soliton fiber-optical parametric oscillator using regenerative mode locking," Opt. Lett. 30, 528-530 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, "A microstructure-fiber-based 10-GHz synchronized tunable optical parametric oscillator in the 1550-nm regime," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1058-1060 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tang, S.

S. Tang, T. B. Krasieva, Z. Chen, and B. J. Tromberg, "Combined multiphoton microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a 12-fs broadband source," J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 020502, (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Torounidis, T.

T. Torounidis and P. Andrekson, "Broadband Single-Pumped Fiber-Optic Parametric Amplifiers", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 650-652 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Trebino, R.

Tromberg, B. J.

S. Tang, T. B. Krasieva, Z. Chen, and B. J. Tromberg, "Combined multiphoton microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a 12-fs broadband source," J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 020502, (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tsai, T. E.

Vogel, K.

Wadsworth, W.

Wang, A.

Windeler, R. S.

Wolchover, N. A.

Wong, G.

Wong, G. K. L.

Wong, K. K. Y.

Xu, Y. Q.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

T. Torounidis and P. Andrekson, "Broadband Single-Pumped Fiber-Optic Parametric Amplifiers", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 650-652 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Lasri, P. Devgan, R. Tang, J. E. Sharping, and P. Kumar, "A microstructure-fiber-based 10-GHz synchronized tunable optical parametric oscillator in the 1550-nm regime," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 15, 1058-1060 (2003).
[CrossRef]

J. Biomed. Opt. (1)

S. Tang, T. B. Krasieva, Z. Chen, and B. J. Tromberg, "Combined multiphoton microscopy and optical coherence tomography using a 12-fs broadband source," J. Biomed. Opt. 11, 020502, (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Biophoton. (1)

K König, "Clinical multiphoton tomography," J. Biophoton. 1, 13-23 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (9)

M. E. Marhic, K. K. Y. Wong, L. G. Kazovsky, and T. E. Tsai, "Continuous-wave fiber optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 27, 1439-1441 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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

Y. Deng, Q. Lin, F. Lu, G. P. Agrawal, and W. Knox, "Broadly tunable femtosecond parametric oscillator using a photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 30, 1234-1236 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Harvey, R. Leonhardt, S. Coen, G. Wong, J. Knight, W. Wadsworth, and P. St.J. Russell, "Scalar modulation instability in the normal dispersion regime by use of a photonic crystal fiber," Opt. Lett. 28, 2225-2227 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. K. Serkland, G. D. Bartolini, A. Agarwal, P. Kumar, and W. L. Kath, "Pulsed degenerate optical parametric oscillator based on a nonlinear-fiber Sagnac interferometer," Opt. Lett. 23, 795-797 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. K. Serkland and P. Kumar, "Tunable fiber-opticparametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 24, 92-94 (1999).
[CrossRef]

P. Devgan, J. Lasri, R. Tang, V. Grigoryan, W. Kath, and P. Kumar, "10-GHz dispersion-managed soliton fiber-optical parametric oscillator using regenerative mode locking," Opt. Lett. 30, 528-530 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Margulis and U. Österberg, "Four-photon fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 12, 519—521 (1987).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Q. Xu, S. G. Murdoch, R. Leonhardt, and J. D. Harvey, "Widely tunable photonic crystal fiber Fabry-Perot optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 33, 1351-1353 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-12-1351.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

M. Marhic, Fiber Optical Parametric Amplifiers, Oscillators and Related Devices (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Teipel and H. Geissen, "Tapered fiber femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper CMO3.
[PubMed]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Before- and after-modification plots of measured GVD vs wavelength for the SC- 5.0–1040 MF used to provide parametric gain for the FOPO. (b) Calculated phase matched peak locations according to the measured GVD profile for the same two fibers.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Schematic of the FOPO setup. SPD, short-pass dielectric; AL, aspheric lens; Mx, mirror; HR, high reflector; SPF, short-pass filter. (b) Measured reflectivity of the SPDs used as the end mirrors of the cavity.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Plots of output peak amplitude and peak variance as a function of cavity length delay as extracted from the pulse train observed using a fast oscilloscope.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Optical spectra (left) and autocorrelation traces (right) of the FOPO output for various coupled pump powers.

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Table 1. Comparison of FOPO devices

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