Abstract

CW all-fiber optical parametric oscillator (FOPO) with tuning range from 950 to 1010 nm is demonstrated using birefringent photonic crystal fiber pumped by an Ytterbium-doped fiber laser (YDFL) near 1 μm. CW parametric generation with spectral linewidth of 3.7 nm at 972 nm has been obtained with slope efficiency as high as 9.4% and output power of up to 460 mW. It is also shown that the FOPO slope efficiency reaches 25% after narrowing of the pump spectrum down to 40 pm. At that the generated power exceeds 1 W, but in this case the generated radiation is modulated with 48 ns period and 50% duty factor due to pump laser power modulation which is probably caused by stimulated Brillouin back scattering.

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2011

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Continuous-wave parametric oscillation in polarisation-maintaining optical fibre,” Quantum Electron.41(9), 794–800 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2009

2007

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, I. S. Shelemba, and A. A. Vlasov, “An interrogator for a fiber Bragg sensor array based on a tunable erbium fiber laser,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1340–1344 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, and A. A. Vlasov, “Tunable fiber Bragg gratings for application in tunable fiber lasers,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1323–1326 (2007).
[CrossRef]

R. Jiang, R. E. Saperstein, N. Alic, M. Nezhad, C. J. McKinstrie, J. E. Ford, Y. Fainman, and S. Radic, “Continuous-wave band translation between the near-infrared and visible spectral ranges,” J. Lightwave Technol.25(1), 58–66 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

2004

2002

Alic, N.

Andersen, T.

Babin, S. A.

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Phase matching for parametric generation in polarization maintaining photonic crystal fiber pumped by tunable Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B29(8), 1959–1967 (2012).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Continuous-wave parametric oscillation in polarisation-maintaining optical fibre,” Quantum Electron.41(9), 794–800 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, I. S. Shelemba, and A. A. Vlasov, “An interrogator for a fiber Bragg sensor array based on a tunable erbium fiber laser,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1340–1344 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, and A. A. Vlasov, “Tunable fiber Bragg gratings for application in tunable fiber lasers,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1323–1326 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Cai, Z.

Chen, J. S. Y.

de Matos, C. J. S.

Fainman, Y.

Ford, J. E.

Hansen, K.

Hansen, K. P.

Harvey, J. D.

Hilligsøe, K.

Jiang, R.

Kablukov, S. I.

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Phase matching for parametric generation in polarization maintaining photonic crystal fiber pumped by tunable Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B29(8), 1959–1967 (2012).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Continuous-wave parametric oscillation in polarisation-maintaining optical fibre,” Quantum Electron.41(9), 794–800 (2011).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, and A. A. Vlasov, “Tunable fiber Bragg gratings for application in tunable fiber lasers,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1323–1326 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, I. S. Shelemba, and A. A. Vlasov, “An interrogator for a fiber Bragg sensor array based on a tunable erbium fiber laser,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1340–1344 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kazovsky, L. G.

Keiding, S.

Larsen, J.

Leonhardt, R.

Luo, Z.

Marhic, M. E.

McKinstrie, C. J.

Murdoch, S. G.

Nezhad, M.

Nielsen, C.

Radic, S.

Saperstein, R. E.

Shelemba, I. S.

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, I. S. Shelemba, and A. A. Vlasov, “An interrogator for a fiber Bragg sensor array based on a tunable erbium fiber laser,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1340–1344 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tang, M.

Taylor, J. R.

Thøgersen, J.

Tsai, T.-E.

Vlasov, A. A.

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, I. S. Shelemba, and A. A. Vlasov, “An interrogator for a fiber Bragg sensor array based on a tunable erbium fiber laser,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1340–1344 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, and A. A. Vlasov, “Tunable fiber Bragg gratings for application in tunable fiber lasers,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1323–1326 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wong, K. K.-Y.

Xiao, X.

Xu, Y. Q.

Ye, C.

Zhong, W.-D.

Zlobina, E. A.

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Phase matching for parametric generation in polarization maintaining photonic crystal fiber pumped by tunable Yb-doped fiber laser,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B29(8), 1959–1967 (2012).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Continuous-wave parametric oscillation in polarisation-maintaining optical fibre,” Quantum Electron.41(9), 794–800 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Laser Phys.

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, I. S. Shelemba, and A. A. Vlasov, “An interrogator for a fiber Bragg sensor array based on a tunable erbium fiber laser,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1340–1344 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Babin, S. I. Kablukov, and A. A. Vlasov, “Tunable fiber Bragg gratings for application in tunable fiber lasers,” Laser Phys.17(11), 1323–1326 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Quantum Electron.

E. A. Zlobina, S. I. Kablukov, and S. A. Babin, “Continuous-wave parametric oscillation in polarisation-maintaining optical fibre,” Quantum Electron.41(9), 794–800 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Other

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic Press, 2001).

M. A. Solodyankin, O. I. Medvedkov, and E. M. Dianov, “Double and single cavity CW all-fiber optical parametric oscillators at 1515 nm with pump at 1557 nm,” in Proceedings of European Conference on Optical Communications (Glasgow, UK, 2005), 47–48.

R. Malik and M. E. Marhic, “Continuous wave fiber optical parametric oscillator with 254 nm tuning range,” in Latin America Optics and Photonics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper MD1.

R. Malik and M. E. Marhic, “Tunable continuous-wave fiber optical parametric oscillator with 1-W output power,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JWA18.

Y. Zhou, P. C. Chui, and K. K. Y. Wong, “Widely-tunable continuous-wave single-longitudinal-mode fiber optical parametric oscillator,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper OWL3.

A. S. Svane, T. Lund-Hansen, L. S. Rishøj, and K. Rottwitt, “Wavelength conversion by cascaded FWM in a fiber optical parametric oscillator,” in Optical Fiber Communication Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper JThA014.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

FOPO tuning range with the pump wavelength near the ZDW of the fiber a) Experimental (points) and theoretical (lines) phase matching curves for two polarization modes of the pump; b) The FOPO spectra at tuning of the pump polarized along the slow axis.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power (a) and temporal (b) FOPO properties at pump linewidth Δλp = 40 pm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Power (a) and temporal (b) FOPO properties at the pump linewidth Δλp > 100 pm.

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Δ β ( Ω ) = β ( ω p + Ω ) + β ( ω p Ω ) 2 β ( ω p ) + 2 γ P p = 0 ,
Ω ( ω p ) = ( p ( ω p ) 2 + ( p ( ω p ) 2 ) 2 24 γ P p β 4 ) 1 / 2 ,
sin h 2 (γL P th )= 10 0.1(α+ α L L)

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