Optical parametric oscillator based on four-wave mixing in microstructure fiber

Jay E. Sharping*, Marco Fiorentino, Prem Kumar, Robert S. Windeler

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Abstract

We demonstrate, for the first time to our knowledge, optical parametric oscillation based on four-wave mixing in microstructure fiber. The measured wavelength-tunability range of the device (40 nm) and the threshold-pump peak power (34.4 W) are in good agreement with the theory of four-wave mixing in optical fibers. The ellipticity of the fiber's polarization modes allows the device to be implemented in a relatively simple Fabry-Perot configuration. Spectral peaks that are due to cascaded-mixing processes are easily observed in our setup, which may provide a way to extend the tunability range of existing high-power lasers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1675-1677
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume27
Issue number19
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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