Abstract

We report on the realization of compact UV visible multiline Raman lasers based on two types of hydrogen-filled hollow-core photonic crystal fiber. The first, with a large pitch Kagome lattice structure, offers a broad spectral coverage from near IR through to the much sought after yellow, deep-blue and UV, whereas the other, based on photonic bandgap guidance, presents a pump conversion concentrated in the visible region. The high Raman efficiency achieved through these fibers allows for compact, portable diode-pumped solid-state lasers to be used as pumps. Each discrete component of this laser system exhibits a spectral density several orders of magnitude larger than what is achieved with supercontinuum sources and a narrow linewidth, making it an ideal candidate for forensics and biomedical applications.

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[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

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2006 (2)

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2002 (1)

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Birks, T. A.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. V. Wheeler, M. D. W. Grogan, P. S. Light, F. Couny, T. A. Birks and F. Benabid, “Large-core acetylene-filled photonic microcells made by tapering the hollow-core PCF,” Opt. Lett., submitted for publication.

Chambert, P. A.

Couderc, V.

Couny, F.

F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, F. Couny, and P. S. Light, J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publ. 4, 09004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. Couny, F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, P. S. Light, and M. G. Raymer, Science 318, 1118 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Couny, F. Benabid, and P. S. Light, Opt. Lett. 31, 3574 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Grogan, M. D. W.

N. V. Wheeler, M. D. W. Grogan, P. S. Light, F. Couny, T. A. Birks and F. Benabid, “Large-core acetylene-filled photonic microcells made by tapering the hollow-core PCF,” Opt. Lett., submitted for publication.

Hirakawa, Y.

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, and T. Imasaka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 260 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Imasaka, T.

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, and T. Imasaka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 260 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Kawano, H.

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, and T. Imasaka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 260 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Knight, J. C.

F. Benabid, G. Antonopoulos, J. C. Knight, and P. S. J. Russell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213903 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Benabid, F. Couny, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, and P. S. J. Russell, Nature 434, 488 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. S. J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leproux, P.

Light, P. S.

F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, F. Couny, and P. S. Light, J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publ. 4, 09004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. Couny, F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, P. S. Light, and M. G. Raymer, Science 318, 1118 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Couny, F. Benabid, and P. S. Light, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Couny, F. Benabid, and P. S. Light, Opt. Lett. 31, 3574 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. S. Light, F. Couny, and F. Benabid, Opt. Lett. 31, 2538 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. V. Wheeler, M. D. W. Grogan, P. S. Light, F. Couny, T. A. Birks and F. Benabid, “Large-core acetylene-filled photonic microcells made by tapering the hollow-core PCF,” Opt. Lett., submitted for publication.

Pioger, P. H.

Popov, S. V.

Raymer, M. G.

F. Couny, F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, P. S. Light, and M. G. Raymer, Science 318, 1118 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. G. Raymer and I. A. Walmsley, Progress in Optics 28, 230 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Roberts, P. J.

F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, F. Couny, and P. S. Light, J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publ. 4, 09004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. Couny, F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, P. S. Light, and M. G. Raymer, Science 318, 1118 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Russell, P. S. J.

F. Benabid, F. Couny, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, and P. S. J. Russell, Nature 434, 488 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Benabid, G. Antonopoulos, J. C. Knight, and P. S. J. Russell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213903 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. S. J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Taylor, J. R.

Travers, J. C.

Walmsley, I. A.

M. G. Raymer and I. A. Walmsley, Progress in Optics 28, 230 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Wheeler, N. V.

N. V. Wheeler, M. D. W. Grogan, P. S. Light, F. Couny, T. A. Birks and F. Benabid, “Large-core acetylene-filled photonic microcells made by tapering the hollow-core PCF,” Opt. Lett., submitted for publication.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. Kawano, Y. Hirakawa, and T. Imasaka, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 34, 260 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publ. (1)

F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, F. Couny, and P. S. Light, J. Eur. Opt. Soc. Rapid Publ. 4, 09004 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

F. Benabid, F. Couny, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, and P. S. J. Russell, Nature 434, 488 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

F. Couny, F. Benabid, and P. S. Light, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143903 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Benabid, G. Antonopoulos, J. C. Knight, and P. S. J. Russell, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 213903 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Progress in Optics (1)

M. G. Raymer and I. A. Walmsley, Progress in Optics 28, 230 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Science (2)

F. Couny, F. Benabid, P. J. Roberts, P. S. Light, and M. G. Raymer, Science 318, 1118 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Benabid, J. C. Knight, G. Antonopoulos, and P. S. J. Russell, Science 298, 399 (2002).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

http://www.leukos-systems.com/IMG/pdf/LEUKOS-SPuv-2.pdf.

N. V. Wheeler, M. D. W. Grogan, P. S. Light, F. Couny, T. A. Birks and F. Benabid, “Large-core acetylene-filled photonic microcells made by tapering the hollow-core PCF,” Opt. Lett., submitted for publication.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Scanning electron microscope (SEM) for Kagome fiber; (b) Transmission spectrum for 2 m Kagome fiber measured by an optical spectrum analyzer (OSA). (c) Photograph of the setup for the Kagome-based system. (d) SEM for PBG fiber; (e). Transmission spectrum for the 2 m PBG fiber (black) in comparison to that of the Kagome fiber (gray) in the UV & VIS regime. (f). Photograph of the setup for the PBG fiber system where a PMC is applied.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Dispersed output spectrum for the Kagome fiber (a) displayed on a piece of paper, (b) measured with an OSA. Numbers in dark yellow indicate the percentage of power for each line. (c) and (d) show the near field and the far field pattern for the line at 567 nm. (e) shows the overlap between the multi laser lines and some selected absorption lines from the Alexa Fluor dye series.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Dispersed output spectrum for the PBG fiber (a) displayed on a piece of paper, (b) measured with an OSA. (c) and (d) show the near and far field pattern for the line at 567 nm.

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