Abstract

We report the development of a compact, tunable synchronously pumped photonic crystal fiber (PCF)-based optical parametric oscillator (FOPO). The oscillator is pumped using a gain-switched laser diode producing 220 ps pulses around 1062 nm, amplified in a ytterbium doped amplifier to peak powers of 3.5 kW. The FOPO produces anti-Stokes pulses at wavelengths between 757 and 773 nm, with durations of 150 ps at average output powers exceeding 290 mW. The output slope efficiency of the device varies with output wavelength from 1.9 to 6.0%.

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Baumgartl, M.

Chemnitz, M.

Chen, J. S. Y.

Cheung, K. K. Y.

Chui, P. C.

Coen, S.

Dietzek, B.

Dupriez, P.

Habert, R.

A. Kudlinski, A. Mussot, R. Habert, and T. Sylvestre, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 1514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Harvey, J. D.

Herzog, A.

Ishaaya, A. A.

Jauregui, C.

Knight, J.

Knight, J. C.

Kudlinski, A.

A. Kudlinski, A. Mussot, R. Habert, and T. Sylvestre, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 1514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lavoute, L.

Leonhardt, R.

Li, Q.

Limpert, J.

Marie, V.

Meyer, T.

Murdoch, S. G.

Mussot, A.

A. Kudlinski, A. Mussot, R. Habert, and T. Sylvestre, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 1514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

G. Van der Westhuizen and J. Nilsson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2011), pp. 1–2.

Nodop, D.

Popp, J.

Russell, P. S.

Schimpf, D.

Shamir, A.

Sylvestre, T.

A. Kudlinski, A. Mussot, R. Habert, and T. Sylvestre, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 1514 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Van der Westhuizen, G.

G. Van der Westhuizen and J. Nilsson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2011), pp. 1–2.

Wadsworth, W. J.

Wong, G. K. L.

Wong, K. K. Y.

Xu, Y. Q.

Yang, S.

Zhou, Y.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematics of (a) the pump system consisting of a gain-switched laser diode (GS LD), ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers (YDFAs), a collimator (COLL), quarter and half wave plates (QWP/HWP), and an isolator (ISO); (b) the cavity consisting of beamsplitters (BS1/2), focusing lenses (L1/2), photonic crystal fiber (PCF), and mirrors M1/2. Dashed gray line shows path of parametric signal.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Phasematching curve for the PCF, calculated from the SEM image shown in the inset, at pump powers of 3.5 and 0 kW. The dotted line shows the zero dispersion wavelength of the PCF, and the dash-dotted line shows the predicted sidebands at a pump wavelength of 1061 nm.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output optical spectrum when pumping at 1061 nm. Inset shows the tuning range of the oscillator. Powers are normalized in both the inset and the main figure.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Temporal measurement of the pump (upper) at 1061 nm and anti-Stokes (lower) pulse at 762 nm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Total output power of cavity against cavity detuning.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Pump power at fiber face plotted against power converted into the anti-Stokes sideband, for differing anti-Stokes wavelengths.

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