Abstract

Pulses as short as 460 fs and a tuning range as wide as 200 nm around 1μm have been achieved from a photonic-crystal-fiber-based parametric oscillator. The ring cavity with only 65 cm of photonic crystal fiber is synchronously pumped with a tunable passively mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser. Widely extended tunability is achieved by using the modulation instability gain in normal dispersion as the result of high-order dispersion in the photonic crystal fiber.

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W. H. Reeves, D. V. Skryabin, F. Biancalana, J. C. Knight, P. St.J. Russell, F. Ominetto, A. Efimov, and A. J. Taylor, Nature 424, 511 (2003).
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Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (8)

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Science (1)

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Optics and Photonics Series (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 2001).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration: PBS, polarizing beam splitter; P1, P2, P3, achromatic wave plates.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Phase-matching curve and pump laser tuning range. Dotted line, ZDWL of the PCF. (b) Walk-off delay for the PCF, when the wavelength is detuned from the ZDWL ( λ 0 1038 nm ) , and a typical output spectrum from the FOPO. (The spike at 977 nm is the residual diode pump light of the Yb-fiber amplifier.)

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Signal wavelength tuning on the longer wavelength side of the pump. The smaller peak at 1090 nm in the first trace is a cascaded FWM component. (b) Idler wavelength tuning on the shorter wavelength side of the pump. The component near 977 nm is the residual diode pump light leaking through the FOPO.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Changes in the signal pulse spectrum as the FOPO cavity length is detuned. Insets: (a) output power of the Stokes component near 1110 nm from FOPO as the function of average pump power; (b) autocorrelation traces of the pump pulses (wider curve) and the output signal pulses from FOPO.

Equations (1)

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Δ k = β 2 Ω 2 + β 4 Ω 4 12 + β 6 Ω 6 360 + 2 γ P p = 0 ,

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