93 % Conversion Efficiency from a Fiber Optical Parametric Oscillator

Physics Department, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand.
Optics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.29). 11/2011; 36(21):4266-8. DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.004266
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We present a χ(3) fiber parametric oscillator with high conversion efficiency from the input pump wave to the output parametric sidebands. By introducing an intracavity filter detuned from the oscillator's phase-matched frequency conversion efficiencies considerably higher than those possible when operating at the phase-matched frequency are demonstrated. Experimentally we are able to obtain a total internal conversion efficiency in excess of 93% from the pump to the Stokes and anti-Stokes sidebands.

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