Abstract

We present a widely tunable low-threshold χ(3) optical parametric oscillator. The oscillator cavity is formed by butt coupling dichroic mirrors to either end of a highly nonlinear index-guiding photonic crystal fiber. This yields a singly resonant Fabry–Perot oscillator with a high feedback fraction for the resonant parametric sideband. The tuning range of the output parametric sideband stretches from 23 to 164THz above the pump frequency. The threshold power of the oscillator is only 15W.

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J. D. Harvey, R. Leonhardt, S. Coen, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 12, 299 (2004).

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Agrawal, G. P.

Bjorkholm, J. E.

R. H. Stolen and J. E. Bjorkholm, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1062 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Chen, A. Y. H.

Coen, S.

J. D. Harvey, R. Leonhardt, S. Coen, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 12, 299 (2004).

S. Coen and M. Haelterman, Opt. Lett. 26, 39 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Deng, Y.

Foster, M. A.

Gaeta, A. L.

Ha, S. W.

Haelterman, M.

Harvey, J. D.

Joly, N. Y.

Knight, J.

Knight, J. C.

J. D. Harvey, R. Leonhardt, S. Coen, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 12, 299 (2004).

Knox, W. H.

Kruhlak, R. J.

Kumar, P.

Lasri, J.

Leonhardt, R.

Lin, Q.

Lu, F.

Lyngnes, O.

Marie, V.

Murdoch, S. G.

Russell, P.

Russell, P. St. J.

J. D. Harvey, R. Leonhardt, S. Coen, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 12, 299 (2004).

Serkland, D. K.

Sharping, J. E.

Stolen, R. H.

R. H. Stolen and J. E. Bjorkholm, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 18, 1062 (1982).
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Vogel, K.

Wadsworth, W.

Wadsworth, W. J.

J. D. Harvey, R. Leonhardt, S. Coen, G. K. L. Wong, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, and P. St. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 12, 299 (2004).

Wong, G. K. L.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the fiber oscillator. HWP, half wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured ring-down trace of the oscillator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase matching curve for the PCF at a pump power of 30 W . Inset, dispersion of the PCF.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Walk-off between the three waves as a function of sideband detuning.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Combined spectra of the output of the fiber oscillator for ten pump wavelengths from 725 to 705 nm . Inset, measured anti-Stokes sideband frequency shift as a function of pump wavelength (open circles). The solid curve is the theoretical phase-matching curve of Fig. 3.

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β ( ω p + Ω ) + β ( ω p Ω ) 2 β ( ω p ) + 2 γ P = 0 ,
γ P L > acosh ( α 1 ) ,

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