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Low-noise, high-brightness, tunable source of picosecond pulsed light in the near-infrared and visible


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Mosley, P. J., Bateman, S. A., Lavoute, L. and Wadsworth, W. J., 2011. Low-noise, high-brightness, tunable source of picosecond pulsed light in the near-infrared and visible. Optics Express, 19 (25), pp. 25337-25345.

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    http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025337

    Abstract

    We have built a flexible source of picosecond pulsed light in both the near-infrared and visible spectral regions. A photonic crystal fiber (PCF) was pumped with a pulsed 1064 nm fiber laser to generate four-wave mixing (FWM) sidebands at 947 nm and 1213 nm. This process was seeded at the idler wavelength with a tunable diode laser to limit the spectral width of the sidebands to less than 0.5 nm. Subsequently the idler was mixed efficiently with the residual pump in a nonlinear crystal to yield their sum frequency at 567 nm. All three outputs were tunable by adjusting the seed wavelength and all had very low pulse-to-pulse amplitude noise. This technique could be extended to different wavelength ranges by selecting different seed lasers and PCF.

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    Item Type Articles
    CreatorsMosley, P. J., Bateman, S. A., Lavoute, L. and Wadsworth, W. J.
    DOI10.1364/OE.19.025337
    DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Physics
    Research CentresCentre for Photonics and Photonic Materials
    Publisher StatementMosley_et_all_2011.pdf: This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: [article URL]. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
    RefereedYes
    StatusPublished
    ID Code27603

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