1.2- to 2.2-μm tunable Raman soliton source based on a Cr: Forsterite laser and a photonic-crystal fiber

Ming-Che Chan*, Shih Hsuan Chia, Tzu Ming Liu, Tsung Han Tsai, Min Chen Ho, Anatoly A. Ivanov, Aleksei M. Zheltikov, Jiun Yi Liu, Hsiang Lin Liu, Chi Kuang Sun

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Abstract

A 1.2- to 2.2-μm tunable femtosecond light source based on the soliton-self-frequency-shift effect of high-power Cr : forsterite laser pulses propagating inside a highly nonlinear photonic crystal fiber is reported. The demonstrated soliton self-frequency shift is higher than 42% of the pump laser frequency, corresponding to a record 910-nm wavelength tuning range. Due to the advantages of simplicity, easy tunability, high-temperature stablility, and low cost of this new femtosecond light source, it accordingly, could be widely applicable for many applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-902
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2008

Keywords

  • Lasers tuning
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Optical solitons
  • Ultrafast optics

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