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RGB generation by four-wave mixing in small-core holey fibers
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Paper Abstract

We report the generation of white light comprising red, green, and blue spectral bands from a frequency-doubled fiber laser in submicron-sized cores of microstructured holey fibers. Picosecond pulses of green light are launched into a single suspended core of a silica holey fiber where energy is transferred by an efficient four-wave mixing process into a red and blue sideband whose wavelengths are fixed by birefringent phase matching due to a slight asymmetry of the structure arising during the fiber fabrication. Numerical models of the fiber structure and of the nonlinear processes confirm our interpretation. Finally, we discuss power scaling and limitations of this white light source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6698, Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications, 66980P (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738483
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Peter Horak, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Pascal Dupriez, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Francesco Poletti, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Marco N. Petrovich, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Yoonchan Jeong, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
Johan Nilsson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David J. Richardson, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)
David N. Payne, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6698:
Photonic Fiber and Crystal Devices: Advances in Materials and Innovations in Device Applications
Ruyan Guo; Shizhuo S. Yin; Francis T.S. Yu, Editor(s)

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