Applied Physics B

, Volume 77, Issue 2, pp 313–317

Pump-depleting four-wave mixing in supercontinuum-generating microstructure fibers

  • A.B. Fedotov
  • I. Bugar
  • D.A. Sidorov-Biryukov
  • E.E. Serebryannikov
  • D. Chorvat Jr.
  • M. Scalora
  • D. Chorvat
  • A.M. Zheltikov
Regular Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1206-7

Cite this article as:
Fedotov, A., Bugar, I., Sidorov-Biryukov, D. et al. Appl Phys B (2003) 77: 313. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1206-7

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A.B. Fedotov
    • 1
    • 2
  • I. Bugar
    • 3
  • D.A. Sidorov-Biryukov
    • 2
  • E.E. Serebryannikov
    • 1
  • D. Chorvat Jr.
    • 3
  • M. Scalora
    • 4
  • D. Chorvat
    • 3
  • A.M. Zheltikov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.International Laser CenterM.V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.International Laser CenterBratislavaSlovak Republic
  4. 4.Weapons Sciences DirectorateUS Army Aviation and Missile CommandHuntsvilleUSA

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