Optimisation of high average power optical parametric generation using a photonic crystal fiber.

@article{Sloanes2008OptimisationOH,
  title={Optimisation of high average power optical parametric generation using a photonic crystal fiber.},
  author={Trefor Sloanes and Ken McEwan and Brian Lowans and Laurent Michaille},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 24},
  pages={19724-33}
}
In this paper the length of a photonic crystal fiber is optimised to perform high average output power parametric generation with maximum efficiency. It is shown that the fiber length has to be increased up to 150 m, well beyond the walk-off distance between the pump and signal/idler, to optimize the generation efficiency. In this regime, the Raman process can take over from four-wave mixing and lead to supercontinuum generation. It is shown that the parametric wavelength conversion is… CONTINUE READING