Abstract

Femtosecond pulses of fundamental Cr:forsterite laser radiation are used as a pump field to tune the frequency of copropagating second-harmonic pulses of the same laser through cross-phase modulation in a photonic crystal fiber. Sub-100-kWfemtosecond pump pulses coupled into a photonic crystal fiber with an appropriate dispersion profile can shift the central frequency of the probe field by more than 100nm, suggesting a convenient way to control propagation and spectral transformations of ultrashort laser pulses.

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Froehly, C.

Fuji, T.

Fujimoto, J. G.

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Kimmel, M.

Knight, J. C.

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Mel’nikov, L. A.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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W. J. Wadsworth, A. Ortigosa-Blanch, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, T. P. M. Mann, and P. St. J. Russell, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2148 (2002).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Zeek, E.

Zheltikov, A. M.

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A. M. Zheltikov, ed., Special Issue of Appl. Phys. B 77, 143–376 (2003).

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

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. E (1)

S. O. Konorov, D. A. Akimov, E. E. Serebryannikov, A. A. Ivanov, M. V. Alfimov, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. E 70, 057601 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

R. Holzwarth, T. Udem, T. W. Hänsch, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2264 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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P. St. J. Russell, Science 299, 358 (2003).
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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectra of the second-harmonic output of the femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser (probe field) transmitted through a 5 - cm PCF (of the second type, shown in the inset) in the presence of the fundamental radiation of the same laser (pump field) launched into the PCF simultaneously with the probe field (1) and with the pump field blocked (2). The initial durations of the pump and probe pulses are 200 fs . The energies of the pump and probe fields coupled into the PCF are 5 and 26 nJ , respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of the second-harmonic pulse of the Cr:forsterite laser transmitted through a 5 - cm section of the NL-PM-750 PCF in the presence of the 1.25 - μ m pump field launched into the PCF with a delay time τ = 1.0 ps (curve 1) and τ = 0 (curve 2), as well as with the pump field blocked (curve 3). The energies of the pump and probe fields coupled into the PCF are 3 and 10 nJ , respectively. The inset shows the wavelength deviation Δ λ pr of the probe pulse calculated as a function of the delay time between the pump and probe pulses for PCFs of the first (curve 1) and second (curve 2) types: 1, γ 90 W 1 km 1 , L = 5 cm , Δ n g = 6 × 10 3 , τ 0 = 200 fs , P = 50 kW ; 2, γ 20 W 1 km 1 , L = 5 cm , Δ n g 7 × 10 3 , τ 0 = 200 fs , P = 130 kW .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra of the second-harmonic pulse of the Cr:forsterite laser transmitted through a 5 - cm section of the NL-PM-750 PCF in the presence of the 1.25 - μ m pump field launched into the PCF with a delay time τ = 1.0 ps (curves 1 and 2) and with the pump field blocked (curve 3). The pulse durations of the pump and probe fields are 150 and 200 fs , respectively. The power of the pump pulse is 50 kW (curve 1) and 70 kW (curve 2). The inset shows the XFROG spectrograms of the second-harmonic pulse of the femtosecond Cr:forsterite laser transmitted through the NL-PM-750 PCF with 1, the pump field blocked and 2, in the presence of the fundamental radiation of the same laser launched into the PCF with a delay time τ = 1.0 ps .

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