93 % Conversion Efficiency from a Fiber Optical Parametric Oscillator

ArticleinOptics Letters 36(21):4266-8 · November 2011with6 Reads
Impact Factor: 3.29 · DOI: 10.1364/OL.36.004266 · Source: PubMed


    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.