All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov laser at visible wavelengths

Xiaomin Liu, Jesper Lagsgaard, Uffe Moller, Haohua Tu, Stephen A. Boppart, Dmitry Turchinovich

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Abstract

Fiber-optic Cherenkov radiation (CR), also known as dispersive wave generation or non-solitonic radiation, is produced in small-core photonic crystal fibers (PCF) when a soliton perturbed by fiber higher-order dispersion co-propagates with a dispersive wave fulfilling a certain phase-matching condition [1]. The resonant ultrafast wave conversion via the fiber-optic CR mechanism is instrumental for applications in biophotonics such as bio-imaging and microscopy [2]. In this work, we demonstrate a highly-stable all-fiber, fully monolithic CR system based on an Yb-fiber femtosecond laser, producing electrically tunable femtosecond CR output in the visible (VIS) spectral range of 580-630 nm, with the 3 dB spectral bandwidth not exceeding 36 nm, with average power in the milliwatt range. Relative intensity noise (RIN) of this laser, affecting the sensitivity of bio-imaging and microscopy systems, is found to be as low as -103 dBc/Hz. This is 2 orders of magnitudes lower noise as compared to spectrally-sliced supercontinuum, which is the current standard of ultrafast fiber-optic generation at visible wavelength.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013 - Munich, Germany
Duration: May 12 2013May 16 2013

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Other2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period5/12/135/16/13

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Radiation
Wavelength
Fibers
Lasers
Fiber optics
Microscopic examination
Imaging techniques
Phase matching
Photonic crystal fibers
Ultrashort pulses
Solitons
Bandwidth

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Liu, X., Lagsgaard, J., Moller, U., Tu, H., Boppart, S. A., & Turchinovich, D. (2013). All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov laser at visible wavelengths. In 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013 [6801079] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6801079

All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov laser at visible wavelengths. / Liu, Xiaomin; Lagsgaard, Jesper; Moller, Uffe; Tu, Haohua; Boppart, Stephen A.; Turchinovich, Dmitry.

2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. 6801079.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Liu, X, Lagsgaard, J, Moller, U, Tu, H, Boppart, SA & Turchinovich, D 2013, All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov laser at visible wavelengths. in 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013., 6801079, IEEE Computer Society, 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013, Munich, Germany, 5/12/13. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6801079
Liu X, Lagsgaard J, Moller U, Tu H, Boppart SA, Turchinovich D. All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov laser at visible wavelengths. In 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. 6801079 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-IQEC.2013.6801079
Liu, Xiaomin ; Lagsgaard, Jesper ; Moller, Uffe ; Tu, Haohua ; Boppart, Stephen A. ; Turchinovich, Dmitry. / All-fiber femtosecond Cherenkov laser at visible wavelengths. 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013.
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