The University of Southampton
University of Southampton Institutional Repository

Phase matched parametric amplification via four-wave mixing in optical microfibers

Phase matched parametric amplification via four-wave mixing in optical microfibers
Phase matched parametric amplification via four-wave mixing in optical microfibers
Four-wave mixing (FWM) based parametric amplification in optical microfibers (OMF) is demonstrated over a wavelength range of over 1000 nm by exploiting their tailorable dispersion characteristics to achieve phase matching. Simulations indicate that for any set of wavelengths satisfying the FWM energy conservation condition there are two diameters at which phase matching in the fundamental mode can occur. Experiments with a high-power pulsed source working in conjunction with a periodically poled silica fiber (PPSF), producing both fundamental and second harmonic signals, are undertaken to investigate the possibility of FWM parametric amplification in OMFs. Large increases of idler output power at the third harmonic wavelength were recorded for diameters close to the two phase matching diameters. A total amplification of more than 25 dB from the initial signal was observed in a 6 mm long optical microfiber, after accounting for the thermal drift of the PPSF and other losses in the system.
0146-9592
1-5
Abdul Khudus, Muhammad
17127b8f-cde4-4c11-aca0-3c9151a42d94
De Lucia, Francesco
cf9ad28f-b654-4375-90f6-2b60ee0088f3
Corbari, Costantino
273904e8-5f90-4110-bc17-3d3f2c27d461
Lee, Timothy
beb3b88e-3e5a-4c3f-8636-bb6de8040fcc
Horak, Peter
520489b5-ccc7-4d29-bb30-c1e36436ea03
Sazio, Pier
0d6200b5-9947-469a-8e97-9147da8a7158
Brambilla, Gilberto
815d9712-62c7-47d1-8860-9451a363a6c8
Abdul Khudus, Muhammad
17127b8f-cde4-4c11-aca0-3c9151a42d94
De Lucia, Francesco
cf9ad28f-b654-4375-90f6-2b60ee0088f3
Corbari, Costantino
273904e8-5f90-4110-bc17-3d3f2c27d461
Lee, Timothy
beb3b88e-3e5a-4c3f-8636-bb6de8040fcc
Horak, Peter
520489b5-ccc7-4d29-bb30-c1e36436ea03
Sazio, Pier
0d6200b5-9947-469a-8e97-9147da8a7158
Brambilla, Gilberto
815d9712-62c7-47d1-8860-9451a363a6c8

Abdul Khudus, Muhammad, De Lucia, Francesco, Corbari, Costantino, Lee, Timothy, Horak, Peter, Sazio, Pier and Brambilla, Gilberto (2016) Phase matched parametric amplification via four-wave mixing in optical microfibers Optics Letters, pp. 1-5.

Record type: Article

Abstract

Four-wave mixing (FWM) based parametric amplification in optical microfibers (OMF) is demonstrated over a wavelength range of over 1000 nm by exploiting their tailorable dispersion characteristics to achieve phase matching. Simulations indicate that for any set of wavelengths satisfying the FWM energy conservation condition there are two diameters at which phase matching in the fundamental mode can occur. Experiments with a high-power pulsed source working in conjunction with a periodically poled silica fiber (PPSF), producing both fundamental and second harmonic signals, are undertaken to investigate the possibility of FWM parametric amplification in OMFs. Large increases of idler output power at the third harmonic wavelength were recorded for diameters close to the two phase matching diameters. A total amplification of more than 25 dB from the initial signal was observed in a 6 mm long optical microfiber, after accounting for the thermal drift of the PPSF and other losses in the system.

Text Accepted Manuscript.pdf - Accepted Manuscript
Download (1MB)

More information

Accepted/In Press date: 11 January 2016
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

Identifiers

Local EPrints ID: 385792
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/385792
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: 254da29c-bdf4-48f4-af51-4fc32368156d
ORCID for Peter Horak: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8710-8764
ORCID for Pier Sazio: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6506-9266

Catalogue record

Date deposited: 22 Jan 2016 16:37
Last modified: 04 Sep 2017 16:31

Export record

Contributors

Author: Muhammad Abdul Khudus
Author: Francesco De Lucia
Author: Costantino Corbari
Author: Timothy Lee
Author: Peter Horak ORCID iD
Author: Pier Sazio ORCID iD

University divisions

Download statistics

Downloads from ePrints over the past year. Other digital versions may also be available to download e.g. from the publisher's website.

View more statistics

Atom RSS 1.0 RSS 2.0

Contact ePrints Soton: eprints@soton.ac.uk

ePrints Soton supports OAI 2.0 with a base URL of http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/cgi/oai2

This repository has been built using EPrints software, developed at the University of Southampton, but available to everyone to use.

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we will assume that you are happy to receive cookies on the University of Southampton website.

×