High power red and near-IR generation using four wave mixing in all integrated fibre laser systems

Laure Lavoute, Jonathan C Knight, Pascal Dupriez, William J Wadsworth

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Abstract

We demonstrate high power generation of visible red and near IR light by four wave mixing in photonic crystal fibres (PCFs) pumped at 1064 nm with picosecond pulses (30-80 ps). 30% conversion efficiency is demonstrated in a single pass using fibre lengths less than 1 m, with signal wavelengths from 650 nm to 820 nm selectable by choice of PCF. An all fibre integrated system delivers 2.16 W at 740 nm with a pulse repetition frequency of 20 MHz. We discuss the overall parameter space for this type of wavelength conversion in PCF with different fibre designs suitable for delivering a particular wavelength at low or high power.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16193-16205
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number15
Early online date15 Jul 2010
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2010

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