Abstract

We demonstrate that 2-W average-fpower 310-nm-wide continua can be generated in holey fibers by use of a novel 6-W pump source at 770 nm. The pump source is demonstrated by use of the 64% efficient quasi-phase-matched second-harmonic generation of a seeded 10-W erbium fiber amplifier in periodically poled KTP. Nonlinear contributions to generation of high-power continua in holey fibers are identified and analyzed.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2000 (3)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Bennet, P. J.

Birks, T. A.

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R. Gosh, A. Kumar, J.-P. Meunier, and E. Marin, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 963 (2000).
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Grossard, N.

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Kumar, A.

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R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, P. J. Roberts, and D. C. Allan, Science 285, 1537 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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R. Gosh, A. Kumar, J.-P. Meunier, and E. Marin, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 963 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Monro, T. M.

Nakagawa, K.

K. Iwashita, K. Nakagawa, Y. Nakano, and Y. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 18, 873 (1982).

Nakano, Y.

K. Iwashita, K. Nakagawa, Y. Nakano, and Y. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 18, 873 (1982).

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P. A. Champert, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2420 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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L. Provino, J. M. Dudley, H. Maillotte, N. Grossard, R. S. Windeler, and B. J. Eggleton, Electron. Lett. 37, 558 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ranka, J. K.

Richardson, D. J.

Roberts, P. J.

R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, P. J. Roberts, and D. C. Allan, Science 285, 1537 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Russell, P. St. J.

R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, P. J. Roberts, and D. C. Allan, Science 285, 1537 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stenz, A. J.

Stolen, R. H.

Suzuki, Y.

K. Iwashita, K. Nakagawa, Y. Nakano, and Y. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 18, 873 (1982).

Taylor, J. R.

P. A. Champert, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2420 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Tomlinson, W. J.

Tong, Y. C.

Y. C. Tong, L. Y. Chan, and H. K. Tsang, Electron. Lett. 33, 983 (1997).

Tsang, H. K.

Y. C. Tong, L. Y. Chan, and H. K. Tsang, Electron. Lett. 33, 983 (1997).

Windeler, R. S.

L. Provino, J. M. Dudley, H. Maillotte, N. Grossard, R. S. Windeler, and B. J. Eggleton, Electron. Lett. 37, 558 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. K. Ranka, R. S. Windeler, and A. J. Stenz, Opt. Lett. 25, 25 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. K. Ranka, R. S. Windeler, and A. J. Stenz, Opt. Lett. 25, 796 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

P. A. Champert, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 2420 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (3)

L. Provino, J. M. Dudley, H. Maillotte, N. Grossard, R. S. Windeler, and B. J. Eggleton, Electron. Lett. 37, 558 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Y. C. Tong, L. Y. Chan, and H. K. Tsang, Electron. Lett. 33, 983 (1997).

K. Iwashita, K. Nakagawa, Y. Nakano, and Y. Suzuki, Electron. Lett. 18, 873 (1982).

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Quantum. Electron. (1)

R. Gosh, A. Kumar, J.-P. Meunier, and E. Marin, Opt. Quantum. Electron. 32, 963 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

R. F. Cregan, B. J. Mangan, J. C. Knight, T. A. Birks, P. St. J. Russell, P. J. Roberts, and D. C. Allan, Science 285, 1537 (1999).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

A. L. Gaeta, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2001), pp. 48–49, paper CMK3.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: PC, polarization controller; AM, LiNbO3 amplitude modulator; Fs, fiber pigtailed filters; GL, gradient-index lens; DFB, distributed-feedback laser; AM, amplitude modulator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Normalized (a) linear transmission and (b) generated continua in HF1 (thicker curves) and in HF2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Orthogonal polarization states of the 2.3-W continuum generated in HF1. Inset, dependence of the continuum bandwidth on the angle of polarization of the linearly polarized pump.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectral slicing of the 2.3-W continuum in the time domain. Inset, temporal profile of the 2-ns output pulse in HF1.

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Table 1 Characteristics of the Holey Fibersa

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