Nonlinear optical frequency conversion of an amplified Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser

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dc.contributor.author Leonhardt, Rainer en
dc.contributor.author Biedermann, BR en
dc.contributor.author Wieser, W en
dc.contributor.author Huber, R en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-28T01:01:54Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Optics Express 17(19):16801-16808 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 1094-4087 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/18658 en
dc.description.abstract We report on the highly efficient non-linear optical frequency conversion of the wavelength swept output from a Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser. Different concepts for power scaling of FDML lasers by post-amplification with active fibers are presented. A two-stage post-amplification of an FDML laser with an amplification factor of 300 up to a peak power of 1.5 W is used to supply sufficient power levels for non-linear conversion. Using a single-mode dispersion shifted fiber (DSF), we convert this amplified output that covers the region between 1541 nm and 1545 nm to a wavelength range from 1572 nm to 1663 nm via modulation instability (MI). For this four wave mixing process we observe an efficiency of ~40%. The anti-Stokes signal between 1435 nm and 1516 nm was observed with lower conversion efficiency. In addition to shifting the wavelength, the effect of MI also enables a substantial increase in the wavelength sweep rate of the FDML laser by a factor of ~50 to 0.55 nm/ns. en
dc.publisher Optical Society of America en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Optics Express en
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dc.title Nonlinear optical frequency conversion of an amplified Fourier Domain Mode Locked (FDML) laser en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1364/OE.17.016801 en
pubs.issue 19 en
pubs.begin-page 16801 en
pubs.volume 17 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Optical Society of America en
pubs.end-page 16808 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 90291 en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id Physics en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en


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