Abstract

The propagation of high-peak-power (>10-kW) sub-100-fs pulses near the zero-dispersion wavelength of an optical fiber was studied experimentally. Four-photon mixing and stimulated Raman scattering were observed for fiber lengths greater than 2 m. With pulses as short as 25 fs, four-photon mixing dominates, resulting in efficient conversion of the input pulse spectrum into two coherent spectral bands. This can be used to extend the useful wavelength range of femtosecond lasers in the infrared.

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), Chaps. 8 and 10.

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Dianov, E. M.

E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, P. V. Mamyshev, A. N. Pilipetskii, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1815 (1990).
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E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

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Fomichev, A. A.

E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

Golovchenko, E. A.

E. A. Golovchenko, A. N. Pilipetskii, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 92 (1994).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, P. V. Mamyshev, A. N. Pilipetskii, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1815 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 332 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, J. R.

Gouveia-Neto, A. S.

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J. Schutz, W. Hodel, H. P. Weber, Opt. Commun. 95, 357 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. Beaud, W. Hodel, B. Zysset, H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1938 (1987).
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K. Washio, K. Inoue, S. Kishida, Electron. Lett. 16, 658 (1980).
[CrossRef]

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R. H. Stolen, E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 276 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Karasik, Ya. A.

E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

Kishida, S.

K. Washio, K. Inoue, S. Kishida, Electron. Lett. 16, 658 (1980).
[CrossRef]

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E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, P. V. Mamyshev, A. N. Pilipetskii, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1815 (1990).
[CrossRef]

E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

Minkov, B.

Mitschke, F. M.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Pang, Y.

Pearson, A. D.

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E. A. Golovchenko, A. N. Pilipetskii, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 92 (1994).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, P. V. Mamyshev, A. N. Pilipetskii, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1815 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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G. P. Agrawal, M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. A 33, 1765 (1986); G. R. Boyer, X. F. Carlotti, Opt. Commun. 60, 18 (1986); P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk, Y. C. Lee, H. H. Chen, Opt. Lett. 11, 464 (1986); P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk, H. H. Chen, Y. C. Lee, Opt. Lett. 12, 628 (1987); S. B. Cavalcanti, H. R. Da Cruz, A. S. Gouveia-Neto, presented at International Quantum Electronics Conference, Vienna, June 14–19, 1992, paper PTh031.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Prokhorov, A. M.

E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

Read, W. A.

Schutz, J.

J. Schutz, W. Hodel, H. P. Weber, Opt. Commun. 95, 357 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

Shang, H. T.

Shen, Y. R.

Y. R. Shen, N. Bloembergen, Phys. Rev. A 6, 1787 (1965).

Stelmah, M. F.

E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen, J. R. Gordon, W. J. Tomlinson, H. A. Haus, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 1159 (1989).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Stolen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 100 (1975).
[CrossRef]

R. H. Stolen, E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 276 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Taylor, J. R.

Tomlinson, W. J.

Washio, K.

K. Washio, K. Inoue, S. Kishida, Electron. Lett. 16, 658 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Weber, H. P.

J. Schutz, W. Hodel, H. P. Weber, Opt. Commun. 95, 357 (1993).
[CrossRef]

P. Beaud, W. Hodel, B. Zysset, H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1938 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F.

Yanovsky, V.

Zysset, B.

P. Beaud, W. Hodel, B. Zysset, H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1938 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

R. H. Stolen, E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 22, 276 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

K. Washio, K. Inoue, S. Kishida, Electron. Lett. 16, 658 (1980).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

R. H. Stolen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 100 (1975).
[CrossRef]

P. Beaud, W. Hodel, B. Zysset, H. P. Weber, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 1938 (1987).
[CrossRef]

A. S. Gouveia-Neto, A. S. L. Gomes, J. R. Taylor, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 332 (1988).
[CrossRef]

E. A. Golovchenko, E. M. Dianov, P. V. Mamyshev, A. N. Pilipetskii, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 1815 (1990).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

JETP Lett.

E. M. Dianov, Ya. A. Karasik, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, V. N. Serkin, M. F. Stelmah, A. A. Fomichev, JETP Lett. 41, 294 (1985).

Opt. Commun.

J. Schutz, W. Hodel, H. P. Weber, Opt. Commun. 95, 357 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

G. P. Agrawal, M. J. Potasek, Phys. Rev. A 33, 1765 (1986); G. R. Boyer, X. F. Carlotti, Opt. Commun. 60, 18 (1986); P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk, Y. C. Lee, H. H. Chen, Opt. Lett. 11, 464 (1986); P. K. A. Wai, C. R. Menyuk, H. H. Chen, Y. C. Lee, Opt. Lett. 12, 628 (1987); S. B. Cavalcanti, H. R. Da Cruz, A. S. Gouveia-Neto, presented at International Quantum Electronics Conference, Vienna, June 14–19, 1992, paper PTh031.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. R. Shen, N. Bloembergen, Phys. Rev. A 6, 1787 (1965).

Other

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1989), Chaps. 8 and 10.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectrum of a 100-fs pulse input to the fiber (dashed curve) and after propagation through 22 m of fiber (solid curve) for a center wavelength of (a) 1238 nm and (b) 1246 nm. The inverse group velocity is plotted as the dotted curve in (b).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of a 25-fs pulse input to the fiber (dashed curve) and after propagation through 22 m of fiber (solid curve).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Interferometric cross correlation of the FPM bands generated in a 2.2-m fiber. The apparent nonuniformity of the modulation period is due to the use of a sinusoidal delay between the pulses, with the delay calibrated by use of the interference fringes.

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