Abstract

We generate mode-locked picosecond pulses near 1110 nm by spectrally slicing and reamplifying an octave-spanning supercontinuum source pumped at 1550 nm. The 1110 nm pulses are near transform-limited, with 1.7 ps duration over their 1.2 nm bandwidth, and exhibit high interpulse coherence. Both the supercontinuum source and the pulse synthesis system are implemented completely in fiber. The versatile source construction suggests that pulse synthesis from sliced supercontinuum may be a useful technique across the 1000–2000 nm wavelength range.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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2004 (3)

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[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

2000 (3)

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[CrossRef]

Ö. Boyraz, J. Kim, M. N. Islam, and B. Jalali, “10 Gb/s MultipleWavelength, Coherent Short Pulse Source Based on Spectral Carving of Supercontinuum Generated in Fibers,” J. Lightwave Tech. 18, 2167 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, M. S. Taubman, S. T. Cundiff, L.-S. Ma, and J. L. Hall, “Frequency comb generation using femtosecond pulses and cross-phase modulation in optical fiber at arbitrary center frequencies,” Opt. Lett. 25, 308 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

1993 (1)

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More Than 100-Wavelength-Channel Picosecond Optical Pulse Generation From Single Laser Source Using Supercontinuum In Optical Fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862 ( 1993).
[CrossRef]

Ania-Castanon, J. D.

S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, T. J. Ellingham, S. M. Kobtsev, S. Kukarina, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Optical spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation in telecom applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 12, 122 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Bartels, A.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bi, Z.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bitou, Y.

Boyraz, Ö.

Ö. Boyraz, J. Kim, M. N. Islam, and B. Jalali, “10 Gb/s MultipleWavelength, Coherent Short Pulse Source Based on Spectral Carving of Supercontinuum Generated in Fibers,” J. Lightwave Tech. 18, 2167 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

Brown, T.

P. S. Westbrook, J. W. Nicholson, K. S. Feder, Y. Li, and T. Brown, “Supercontinuum generation in a fiber grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4600 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Butler, S. A.

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

Chen, Z. J.

Coen, S.

J. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Cruz, F. C.

Cundiff, S. T.

Diddams, S. A.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, M. S. Taubman, S. T. Cundiff, L.-S. Ma, and J. L. Hall, “Frequency comb generation using femtosecond pulses and cross-phase modulation in optical fiber at arbitrary center frequencies,” Opt. Lett. 25, 308 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

Dudley, J.

J. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Ellingham, T. J.

S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, T. J. Ellingham, S. M. Kobtsev, S. Kukarina, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Optical spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation in telecom applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 12, 122 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Feder, K. S.

P. S. Westbrook, J. W. Nicholson, K. S. Feder, Y. Li, and T. Brown, “Supercontinuum generation in a fiber grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4600 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Furusawa, K.

Genty, G.

J. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Goh, C. S.

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

Gomes, L. A.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Elec. 10, 129 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, A. B.

Hall, J.

J. Hall, “Optical Frequency Measurement: 40 Years of Technology Revolutions,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 6, 1136 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

Hall, J. L.

Hänsch, T. W.

T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hänsch, “Optical Frequency Metrology,” Nature 416, 233 ( 2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hollberg, L.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Holzwarth, R.

T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hänsch, “Optical Frequency Metrology,” Nature 416, 233 ( 2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hong, F.-L.

Ibsen, M.

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

Inaba, H.

Islam, M. N.

Ö. Boyraz, J. Kim, M. N. Islam, and B. Jalali, “10 Gb/s MultipleWavelength, Coherent Short Pulse Source Based on Spectral Carving of Supercontinuum Generated in Fibers,” J. Lightwave Tech. 18, 2167 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

Jalali, B.

Ö. Boyraz, J. Kim, M. N. Islam, and B. Jalali, “10 Gb/s MultipleWavelength, Coherent Short Pulse Source Based on Spectral Carving of Supercontinuum Generated in Fibers,” J. Lightwave Tech. 18, 2167 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

Jones, D. J.

Jouhti, T.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Elec. 10, 129 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Kikuchi, K.

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

Kim, E. B.

H. S. Moon, E. B. Kim, S. E. Park, and C. Y. Park, “Selection and amplification of modes of an optical frequency comb using a femtosecond laser injection-locking technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 181110 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Kim, J.

Ö. Boyraz, J. Kim, M. N. Islam, and B. Jalali, “10 Gb/s MultipleWavelength, Coherent Short Pulse Source Based on Spectral Carving of Supercontinuum Generated in Fibers,” J. Lightwave Tech. 18, 2167 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

Kobtsev, S. M.

S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, T. J. Ellingham, S. M. Kobtsev, S. Kukarina, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Optical spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation in telecom applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 12, 122 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Kukarina, S.

S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, T. J. Ellingham, S. M. Kobtsev, S. Kukarina, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Optical spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation in telecom applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 12, 122 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Lefort, L.

Li, Y.

P. S. Westbrook, J. W. Nicholson, K. S. Feder, Y. Li, and T. Brown, “Supercontinuum generation in a fiber grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4600 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Ma, L.-S.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Jones, S. A. Diddams, M. S. Taubman, S. T. Cundiff, L.-S. Ma, and J. L. Hall, “Frequency comb generation using femtosecond pulses and cross-phase modulation in optical fiber at arbitrary center frequencies,” Opt. Lett. 25, 308 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

Matsumoto, H.

Merimaa, M.

M. Vainio, M. Merimaa, and K. Nyholm, “Optical amplifier for femtosecond frequency comb measurements near 633 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 1053 ( 2005).
[CrossRef]

Minelly, J. D.

Minoshima, K.

Mokhtar, M. R.

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

Monro, T. M.

Moon, H. S.

H. S. Moon, E. B. Kim, S. E. Park, and C. Y. Park, “Selection and amplification of modes of an optical frequency comb using a femtosecond laser injection-locking technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 181110 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Mori, K.

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More Than 100-Wavelength-Channel Picosecond Optical Pulse Generation From Single Laser Source Using Supercontinuum In Optical Fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862 ( 1993).
[CrossRef]

Morioka, T.

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More Than 100-Wavelength-Channel Picosecond Optical Pulse Generation From Single Laser Source Using Supercontinuum In Optical Fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862 ( 1993).
[CrossRef]

Nicholson, J. W.

P. S. Westbrook, J. W. Nicholson, K. S. Feder, Y. Li, and T. Brown, “Supercontinuum generation in a fiber grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4600 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Nyholm, K.

M. Vainio, M. Merimaa, and K. Nyholm, “Optical amplifier for femtosecond frequency comb measurements near 633 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 1053 ( 2005).
[CrossRef]

Oates, C.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Okhotnikov, O. G.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Elec. 10, 129 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Onae, A.

Orsila, L.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Elec. 10, 129 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Park, C. Y.

H. S. Moon, E. B. Kim, S. E. Park, and C. Y. Park, “Selection and amplification of modes of an optical frequency comb using a femtosecond laser injection-locking technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 181110 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Park, S. E.

H. S. Moon, E. B. Kim, S. E. Park, and C. Y. Park, “Selection and amplification of modes of an optical frequency comb using a femtosecond laser injection-locking technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 181110 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Porta, J.

Price, J. H. V.

Richardson, D. J.

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

J. H. V. Price, K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, L. Lefort, and D. J. Richardson, “Tunable, femtosecond pulse source operating in the range 1.06–1.33 μm based on an Yb3+-doped holey fiber amplifier,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 1286 ( 2002).
[CrossRef]

Robertsson, L.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Saruwatari, M.

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More Than 100-Wavelength-Channel Picosecond Optical Pulse Generation From Single Laser Source Using Supercontinuum In Optical Fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862 ( 1993).
[CrossRef]

Schibli, T. R.

Set, S. Y.

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

Smirnov, S. V.

S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, T. J. Ellingham, S. M. Kobtsev, S. Kukarina, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Optical spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation in telecom applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 12, 122 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Stowe, M. C.

Taubman, M. S.

Traynor, N. J.

Turitsyn, S. K.

S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, T. J. Ellingham, S. M. Kobtsev, S. Kukarina, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Optical spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation in telecom applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 12, 122 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Udem, T.

T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hänsch, “Optical Frequency Metrology,” Nature 416, 233 ( 2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vainio, M.

M. Vainio, M. Merimaa, and K. Nyholm, “Optical amplifier for femtosecond frequency comb measurements near 633 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 1053 ( 2005).
[CrossRef]

Westbrook, P. S.

P. S. Westbrook, J. W. Nicholson, K. S. Feder, Y. Li, and T. Brown, “Supercontinuum generation in a fiber grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4600 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Wilpers, G.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Windeler, R. S.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ye, J.

Zucco, M.

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

M. Vainio, M. Merimaa, and K. Nyholm, “Optical amplifier for femtosecond frequency comb measurements near 633 nm,” Appl. Phys. B 81, 1053 ( 2005).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

H. S. Moon, E. B. Kim, S. E. Park, and C. Y. Park, “Selection and amplification of modes of an optical frequency comb using a femtosecond laser injection-locking technique,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 181110 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

P. S. Westbrook, J. W. Nicholson, K. S. Feder, Y. Li, and T. Brown, “Supercontinuum generation in a fiber grating,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4600 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

T. Morioka, K. Mori, and M. Saruwatari, “More Than 100-Wavelength-Channel Picosecond Optical Pulse Generation From Single Laser Source Using Supercontinuum In Optical Fibres,” Electron. Lett. 29, 862 ( 1993).
[CrossRef]

M. R. Mokhtar, C. S. Goh, S. A. Butler, S. Y. Set, K. Kikuchi, D. J. Richardson, and M. Ibsen, “Fibre Bragg grating compression-tuned over 110 nm,” Electron. Lett. 39, 509 ( 2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Elec. (1)

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quant. Elec. 10, 129 ( 2004).
[CrossRef]

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

J. Hall, “Optical Frequency Measurement: 40 Years of Technology Revolutions,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum. Electron. 6, 1136 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Tech. (1)

Ö. Boyraz, J. Kim, M. N. Islam, and B. Jalali, “10 Gb/s MultipleWavelength, Coherent Short Pulse Source Based on Spectral Carving of Supercontinuum Generated in Fibers,” J. Lightwave Tech. 18, 2167 ( 2000).
[CrossRef]

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

Nature (1)

T. Udem, R. Holzwarth, and T. W. Hänsch, “Optical Frequency Metrology,” Nature 416, 233 ( 2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Fiber Technol. (1)

S. V. Smirnov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, T. J. Ellingham, S. M. Kobtsev, S. Kukarina, and S. K. Turitsyn, “Optical spectral broadening and supercontinuum generation in telecom applications,” Opt. Fiber Technol. 12, 122 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

J. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 ( 2006).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

L.-S. Ma, Z. Bi, A. Bartels, L. Robertsson, M. Zucco, R. S. Windeler, G. Wilpers, C. Oates, L. Hollberg, and S. A. Diddams, “Optical Frequency Synthesis and Comparison with Uncertainty at the 10-19 Level,” Science 303, 1843 ( 2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

Corning SMF28e optical fiber product information, available at http://www.corning.com

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the mode-locked 1110 nm source. Supercontinuum generation (a) provides a spectrally sliced for reamplification (b).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectrum of supercontinuum generated by the 1550 nm pump showing coverage of the 1000–1700 nm wavelength range.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

SC input (dotted line) and YDFA output (solid line) power spectral density near 1110 nm. The input spectrum is multiplied by a factor of approximately 30 for ease of comparison.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Autocorrelation trace of the compressed 1110 nm pulses. Points: data; line: sech2 fit. The autocorrelation signal is offset from zero for ease of viewing.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

RF spectrum of the 1110 nm source. Resolution bandwidth: 1 kHz.

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