Abstract

We describe a widely tunable synchronously pumped coherent source based on the process of narrowband parametric amplification in a dispersion-shifted fiber. Using an experimental fiber with a zero-dispersion wavelength of 1590nm and pump wavelengths of 1530 to 1570nm yields oscillations at 1970 to 2140nm—the longest reported wavelength for a fiber parametric oscillator. The long-wavelength oscillations are accompanied by simultaneous short-wavelength oscillations at 1200 to 1290nm. The parametric gain is coupled to stimulated Raman scattering. For parametric oscillations close to the Raman gain peak, the two gain processes must be discriminated from each other. We devised two configurations that achieve this discrimination: one is based on the exploitation of the difference in group delay between the wavelengths where Raman and parametric gain peak, and the other uses intracavity polarization tuning.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental schematic.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Measured total FPO spectra for pump wavelengths of 1534 to 1561 nm . (b) Magnification of short-wavelength oscillations. (c) Magnification of long- wavelength oscillations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Oscillation spectra of a 2 km fiber cavity control by pump repetition rate: (a) Raman gain dominates, (b) parametric oscillations, and (c) total spectra for pump wavelengths between 1515 and 1523 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Oscillation spectra of a nonuniform fiber cavity controlled by polarization: (a) Raman gain dominates, (b) parametric gain dominates, and (c) total spectra for pump wavelengths between 1531 and 1546 nm .

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