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High stability soliton frequency-shifting mechanisms for laser synchronization applications

 
: Rothhardt, Jan; Heidt, Alexander; Hädrich, Steffen; Demmler, Stefan; Limpert, Jens; Tünnermann, Andreas

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Journal of the Optical Society of America. B, Optical physics 29 (2012), No.6, pp.1257-1262
ISSN: 0740-3224
ISSN: 1520-8540
English
Journal Article
Fraunhofer IOF ()

Abstract
We analyze frequency-shifting mechanisms in photonic crystal fibers (PCFs). In contrast to the generally used approach of launching pulses in the negative group velocity dispersion (GVD) region of PCFs, we suggest employing a fiber with a higher zero dispersion wavelength that is pumped in the positive GVD region. Results of a numerical optimization reveal that the amplitude stability of the frequency-shifted pulses can be improved by more than 1 order of magnitude and the timing jitter arising from input fluctuations by 2 orders of magnitude by a proper choice of the fiber dispersion. The presented approach and optimization will improve the performance of timing- and amplitude-sensitive applications, such as nonlinear microscopy and spectroscopy or optical synchronization for optical parametric chirped pulse amplification significantly.

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