Fiber-integrated 780 nm source for visible parametric generation

D. J. J. Hu, R. T. Murray, T. Legg, T. H. Runcorn, M. Zhang, R. I. Woodward, J. L. Lim, Y. Wang, F. Luan, B. Gu, P. P. Shum, E. J. R. Kelleher, S. V. Popov, J. R. Taylor: Fiber-integrated 780 nm source for visible parametric generation. In: Optics Express, 22 (24), pp. 29726, 2014.

Abstract

We report the development of a fully fiber-integrated pulsed master oscillator power fibre amplifier (MOPFA) source at 780 nm, producing 3.5 W of average power with 410 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 50 MHz. The source consists of an intensity modulated 1560 nm laser diode amplified in an erbium fiber amplifier chain, followed by a fiber coupled periodically poled lithium niobate crystal module for frequency doubling. The source is then used for generating visible light through four-wave mixing in a length of highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber: 105 mW at 668 nm and 95 mW at 662 nm are obtained, with pump to anti-Stokes conversion slope efficiencies exceeding 6% in both cases.

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@article{Hu2014c,
title = {Fiber-integrated 780 nm source for visible parametric generation},
author = { D. J. J. Hu and R. T. Murray and T. Legg and T. H. Runcorn and M. Zhang and R. I. Woodward and J. L. Lim and Y. Wang and F. Luan and B. Gu and P. P. Shum and E. J. R. Kelleher and S. V. Popov and J. R. Taylor},
url = {http://www.riwoodward.com/publication_files/hu_oe_2014_fibe.pdf},
doi = {10.1364/OE.22.029726},
year  = {2014},
date = {2014-01-01},
journal = {Optics Express},
volume = {22},
number = {24},
pages = {29726},
abstract = {We report the development of a fully fiber-integrated pulsed master oscillator power fibre amplifier (MOPFA) source at 780 nm, producing 3.5 W of average power with 410 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 50 MHz. The source consists of an intensity modulated 1560 nm laser diode amplified in an erbium fiber amplifier chain, followed by a fiber coupled periodically poled lithium niobate crystal module for frequency doubling. The source is then used for generating visible light through four-wave mixing in a length of highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber: 105 mW at 668 nm and 95 mW at 662 nm are obtained, with pump to anti-Stokes conversion slope efficiencies exceeding 6% in both cases.},
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pubstate = {published},
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}