Pump-depleting four-wave mixing in supercontinuum-generating microstructure fibers
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- Fedotov, A., Bugar, I., Sidorov-Biryukov, D. et al. Appl Phys B (2003) 77: 313. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1206-7
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Four-wave mixing processes are shown to provide a high efficiency of non-linear optical frequency conversion and spectral transformation of ultrashort pulses in supercontinuum-generating microstructure fibers. Pump-depleting conversion of 800-nm radiation to the spectral range around 500 nm is achieved by phase-matching the parametric four-wave mixing process for 80-fs Ti:sapphire-laser pulses. The ways to use microstructure fibers for generating frequency-tunable radiation through four-wave mixing with the maximum efficiency of pump-field frequency conversion are discussed.