Publications by authors named "Jintao Fan"

19 Publications

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Orbital-angular-momentum-resolved diagnostics for tracking internal phase evolution in multi-bound solitons.

Opt Express 2021 May;29(11):16686-16694

The generation of multi-bound solitons is a fascinating subject of investigation in many conservative and dissipative systems, such as photonics, fluid mechanics, Bose-Einstein condensates, and so on. In this study, we demonstrate the successful extraction of phase dynamics between solitons in bound multiple solitons with up to seven constituents in a mode-locked Er laser system. By mapping the internal phase motions of multi-bound solitons to the spatial phase movement of cylindrical vector beams using orbital angular momentum (OAM)-based diagnostics, different categories of internal pulsations are revealed. We show that bound state of four solitons exhibits linear drifting relative phase evolution dynamics; while for bound multiple solitons with constituents from five to seven pulses, stationary relative phase dynamics are observed. These findings highlight the possibility of the OAM-based method access to the internal motion of multi-soliton molecules with more freedom of degrees and fuel the analogy with research on chemistry molecule complex.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.424602DOI Listing
May 2021

Single-shot compressed ultrafast photography based on U-net network.

Opt Express 2020 Dec;28(26):39299-39310

The compressive ultrafast photography (CUP) has achieved real-time femtosecond imaging based on the compressive-sensing methods. However, the reconstruction performance usually suffers from artifacts brought by strong noise, aberration, and distortion, which prevents its applications. We propose a deep compressive ultrafast photography (DeepCUP) method. Various numerical simulations have been demonstrated on both the MNIST and UCF-101 datasets and compared with other state-of-the-art algorithms. The result shows that our DeepCUP has a superior performance in both PSNR and SSIM compared to previous compressed-sensing methods. We also illustrate the outstanding performance of the proposed method under system errors and noise in comparison to other methods.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.398083DOI Listing
December 2020

Orthogonally polarized tunable dual-wavelength femtosecond optical parametric oscillator.

Appl Opt 2020 Dec;59(34):10887-10891

We demonstrate a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator that can generate orthogonally polarized dual-wavelength femtosecond pulses. Two periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystals with mutually orthogonal crystal axes are pumped by a single femtosecond fiber laser. The central wavelength of the two orthogonally polarized signal pulses can be continuously tuned from 1387 to 1588 nm with a maximum frequency separation of 27 THz. Because of the orthogonal dual-crystal scheme, the system is immune to the coherent coupling effect, thus overcoming the limitation of minimum frequency separation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.411301DOI Listing
December 2020

Manipulation of infrared dispersive waves in customized microstructured optical fibers for 1.7 and 2.0  µm light sources.

Appl Opt 2020 Oct;59(28):9015-9022

We demonstrate the controllable generation of infrared dispersive waves (DWs) from customized, in-house fabricated silica microstructured optical fibers (MOFs) by manipulating the location of zero dispersion wavelength (ZDW) through the structure of the fibers. The highly enriched shaping mechanism of arrested soliton in the MOFs with two ZDWs provides a technique for efficient energy transfer into the targeted eye-safe wavelengths at 1.7 and 2.0 µm by the virtue of DW formation.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.398966DOI Listing
October 2020

Dual-mode and two-signal-wavelength femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on LiBO.

Opt Lett 2020 Jul;45(14):3985-3988

We demonstrate a tunable femtosecond dual-beam-mode (cylindrical vector beam [CVB] and Gaussian beam [GB]), dual-signal-wavelength optical parametric oscillator based on a temperature-tuned lithium triborate crystal, synchronously pumped by a frequency-doubled mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser. When fixing the CVB wavelength at 780 nm, the central wavelength of the GB signal could be continuously tuned from 664 to 722 nm. The maximum total signal output power is 515 mW at a 4 W pump with dual-wavelength operation (664 and 780 nm). All the measured signal pulse durations are around 150 fs. Moreover, sum-frequency-generation with Gaussian mode tuning from 548 to 588 nm is obtained, with the maximum power of 52 mW at 548 nm. Thanks to the dual-channel configuration, the wavelengths of a CVB and GB can be tuned independently. Such a flexible and versatile configuration makes it a practical tool for many applications such as high-resolution microscopy and high-capacity optical communication.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.397032DOI Listing
July 2020

High-power femtosecond cylindrical vector beam optical parametric oscillator.

Opt Express 2019 Nov;27(23):33080-33089

We report on high-power femtosecond cylindrical vector beam (CVB) generation from a Gaussian-pumped optical parametric oscillator (OPO). By introducing a half waveplate and a vortex half-wave plate of m = 1 to realize intracavity polarization modulation to the resonant Gaussian signal, the OPO could deliver broadband signal beam in CVB profile, i.e., radially and azimuthally polarized beam profile. The central wavelength of the generated CVB signals can be tuned continuously from 1405 to 1601 nm, while the corresponding pulse durations are all around 150 fs. A maximum average output power of 614 mW at 1505 nm is obtained. Moreover, our OPO cavity design can be extended to generate high order CVB by simply changing the vortex half-wave plate with different orders. Such a high-power CVB OPO configuration has the advantages of flexible control and wide tuning range, making it a practical tool for applications in super-resolution imaging, optical communication and quantum correlations.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.033080DOI Listing
November 2019

Intracavity cylindrical vector beam generation from all-PM Er-doped mode-locked fiber laser.

Opt Express 2019 Mar;27(6):8808-8818

We demonstrate a practical method that is used to generate on-demand first- and higher-order cylindrical vector beams, in the 1550 nm band, directly from an all polarization maintaining mode-locked Er-fiber laser. On demand typical 1st order CVBs, including the radially and azimuthally polarized beams, can be easily achieved by properly adjusting the angle of a half-wave plate with respect to the fast axis of the vortex wave plate. The spatial beam mode can be flexibly switched with no disturbance on the time domain mode-locking output. The laser outputs the desired vector beams at 1571 nm with a spectral bandwidth at full-width at half-maximum of 32 nm. The mode-locked laser pulses have a repetition rate of 74.9 MHz. Moreover, the proposed method can be easily extended to create higher-order CVBs. Our research provides a convenient way to generate ultrafast pulses in highly flexible-controlled structured modes, which is essential for optical fabrication and light trapping applications.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.27.008808DOI Listing
March 2019

910-MHz, watt-level, signal-power-enhanced, compact femtosecond optical parametric oscillator based on bidirectional pumping technique.

Opt Lett 2019 Apr;44(7):1638-1641

We propose a high-efficiency and compact 910-MHz femtosecond optical parametric oscillator, which is harmonically pumped by a ∼101  MHz Yb doped fiber laser system. The OPO is capable of delivering watt-level, power-enhanced signals across the telecommunication waveband. The signal power enhancement is realized by exploiting the bidirectional pumping technique. A maximum signal power of 1.04 W at 1502 nm is obtained for an input pump power of 3.8 W. Tunable near-infrared signal pulses with a wavelength range between 1350 and 1610 nm are measured, and the pulse durations vary from 193 to 464 fs. This compact and economic design provides a solution for efficient high repetition rate pulse generation over a large wavelength span, which will be beneficial for a variety of practical applications.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.44.001638DOI Listing
April 2019

Generation of 3.9-cycle pulses from the coherent synthesis of two continuous-wave injection seeded optical parametric amplifiers at 53  MHz.

Opt Lett 2018 Nov;43(22):5579-5582

A high repetition-rate, few-cycle light pulse is of great importance due to its potential for a variety of applications, including two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy and time-resolved imaging of molecular structures, which benefit from its ultrabroadband spectrum and ultrashort pulse duration. The generation of an ultrabroadband coherent spectrum is one of the frontiers of ultrafast optics, and accessing such few-cycle pulses is presently under active exploration. Here, we demonstrate a simple yet effective pulse synthesizer. It is based on two continuous-wave (cw) injection-seeded high-repetition-rate optical parametric amplification systems and the following self-phase-modulation dominated spectra-broadening processes. The combined spectrum spans from 1250 to 1670 nm, and a near Fourier-transform-limited 3.9-cycle (19.2 fs) synthesized pulse with a central wavelength of 1470 nm is obtained accordingly.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.005579DOI Listing
November 2018

Dielectric-mirror-less femtosecond optical parametric oscillator with ultrabroad-band tunability.

Opt Lett 2018 May;43(10):2316-2319

We demonstrate a high average power, widely tunable, dielectric-mirror-less optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on MgO:PPLN (MgO-doped periodically poled lithium niobate), which is synchronously pumped by a 1040 nm femtosecond fiber laser. The OPO does not require any dielectric coating mirrors. By exploiting the four-prism sequence system, combined with the gold mirrors, the oscillating laser pulses could span the spectral regions in both the signal and idler, and the output pulses of OPO can be tuned across 1367-1914 nm in the signal, and 2152-4480 nm in the idler as well. This device can deliver as much as 1.2 W of average power at 1482 nm in the signal and up to 411 mW at 3487 nm in the idler, respectively. The ultrabroad-band spectra tunability, along with the high average output property, makes the dielectric-mirror-less OPO an attractive alternative to conventional OPOs.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.43.002316DOI Listing
May 2018

Intensity and temporal noise characteristics in femtosecond optical parametric amplifiers.

Opt Express 2017 Dec;25(25):31263-31272

We characterize the relative intensity noise (RIN) and relative timing jitter (RTJ) between the signal and pump pulses of optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) seeded by three different seed sources. Compared to a white-light continuum (WLC) seeded- and an optical parametric generator (OPG) seeded OPA, the narrowband CW seeded OPA exhibits the lowest root-mean-square (RMS) RIN and RTJ of 0.79% and 0.32 fs, respectively, integrated from 1 kHz to the Nyquist frequency of 1.25 MHz. An improved numerical model based on a forward Maxwell equation (FME) is built to investigate the transfers of the pump and seed's noise to the resulting OPAs' intensity and temporal fluctuation. Both the experimental and numerical study indicate that the low level of noise from the narrowband CW seeded OPA is attributed to the elimination of the RIN and RTJ coupled from the noise of seed source, being one of the important contributions to RIN and timing jitter in the other two OPAs. The approach to achieve lower level of noise from this CW seeded OPA by driving it close to saturation is also discussed with the same numerical model.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.031263DOI Listing
December 2017

Noise characteristics of high power fiber-laser pumped femtosecond optical parametric generation.

Opt Express 2017 Oct;25(20):24594-24603

We study, both numerically and experimentally, the relative intensity noise (RIN) and timing jitter characteristics of optical parametric generation (OPG) process in MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO (MgO:PPLN) pumped by fiber femtosecond laser. We directly characterize the RIN, and measure timing jitter spectral density of the OPG process based on the balanced optical cross-correlator (BOC) technique for the first time as well, which are both in a fairly good agreement with numerical simulation. Both the numerical and experimental study reveals that OPG can suffer from a smaller intensity fluctuation but a lager temporal jitter when it is driven into saturation. Furthermore, we demonstrate that with a 30 mW CW diode laser injection seeding the OPG output results in superior noise performance compared to the vacuum fluctuations seeded OPG.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.25.024594DOI Listing
October 2017

Programmable controlled mode-locked fiber laser using a digital micromirror device.

Opt Lett 2017 May;42(10):1923-1926

A digital micromirror device (DMD)-based arbitrary spectrum amplitude shaper is incorporated into a large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber laser cavity. The shaper acts as an in-cavity programmable filter and provides large tunable dispersion from normal to anomalous. As a result, mode-locking is achieved in different dispersion regimes with watt-level high output power. By programming different filter profiles on the DMD, the laser generates femtosecond pulse with a tunable central wavelength and controllable bandwidth. Under conditions of suitable cavity dispersion and pump power, design-shaped spectra are directly obtained by varying the amplitude transfer function of the filter. The results show the versatility of the DMD-based in-cavity filter for flexible control of the pulse dynamics in a mode-locked fiber laser.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.42.001923DOI Listing
May 2017

Extended femtosecond laser wavelength range to 330 nm in a high power LBO based optical parametric oscillator.

Opt Express 2016 Jun;24(12):13250-7

We experimentally demonstrate a compact tunable, high average power femtosecond laser source in the ultraviolet (UV) regime. The laser source is based on intra-cavity frequency doubling of a temperature-tuned lithium tribotate (LBO) optical parametric oscillator (OPO), synchronously pumped at 520 nm by a frequency-doubled, Yb-fiber femtosecond laser amplifier system. By adjusting crystal temperature, the OPO can provide tunable visible to near-infrared (NIR) signal pulse, which have a wide spectral tuning range from 660 to 884 nm. Using a β-barium borate (BBO) crystal for intra-cavity frequency doubling, tunable femtosecond UV pulse are generated across 330~442 nm with up to 364 mW at 402 nm.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.24.013250DOI Listing
June 2016

High power tunable femtosecond ultraviolet laser source based on an Yb-fiber-laser pumped optical parametric oscillator.

Opt Express 2015 Mar;23(5):6181-6

We report a high average power tunable 51 MHz femtosecond ultraviolet (UV) laser source based on an intra-cavity sum frequency mixing optical parametric oscillator (OPO) pumped by a fiber laser. The UV laser is generated by sum frequency generation (SFG) between the second harmonic of a mode-locked Yb-fiber laser and the signal of the OPO. A non-collinear configuration is used in the SFG to compensate the group velocity mismatch, and to increase the SFG conversion efficiency dramatically. Tunable ultraviolet pulses within the wavelength range from 385 to 400 nm have been produced with a maximum average power of 402 mW and a pulse width of 286 fs at 2 W Yb-fiber laser pump, corresponding to 20.1% near-infrared to UV conversion efficiency at 387 nm. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of tunable femtosecond UV pulse generation from a fiber laser pumped OPO, and is also the highest average power tunable UV femtosecond pulses from an OPO.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.006181DOI Listing
March 2015

[Structure and function of the 22nd subfamily in Arabidopsis R2R3-MYB family].

Yi Chuan 2014 Oct;36(10):985-94

Mycotoxin and Molecular Plant Pathology Laboratory, Agricultural University of Hebei, Baoding 071001, China.

R2R3-MYB transcription factors of Arabidopsis play important roles in regulatory networks controlling development, metabolism and responses to biotic and abiotic stresses. R2R3-MYB transcription factors can be divided into 25 subfamilies based on the conserved amino acid sequences. In these subfamilies, the 22nd subfamily that responses to biotic and abiotic stresses includ AtMYB44, AtMYB77, AtMYB73 and AtMYB70. In this review, we summarize these 4 genes of the 22nd subfamily from three aspects, including the similarity of gene function, consistency of gene expression and conservation of the genetic structure. Then we discuss the redundancy and diversity about gene structure and function of these 4 genes.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3724/SP.J.1005.2014.0985DOI Listing
October 2014

High-power, dual-wavelength femtosecond LiB₃O₅ optical parametric oscillator pumped by fiber laser.

Opt Lett 2014 Jul;39(13):3896-9

We reported a dual-wavelength femtosecond optical parametric oscillator (OPO) based on a temperature-tuned LiB₃O₅ crystal. The OPO was synchronously pumped by a frequency-doubled, mode-locked Yb-fiber laser amplifier, providing a 520 nm pump laser with durations of 250 fs at a repetition rate of 57 MHz. High efficiency and dual-wavelength operation are obtained over the ranges of 658-846 nm and 2.45-1.35 μm. The observed dual-wavelength tuning is in agreement with the values predicted by numerical simulation. Moreover, a sum-frequency yellow laser of the longer signal and idler tunable from 555 to 623 nm with practical power is achieved. With an 8% output coupler, the maximum signal output power is 390 mW pumped at 3 W with dual-wavelength operation, while the maximum power of sum-frequency generation is 110 mW at 590 nm.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.003896DOI Listing
July 2014

Sum frequency generation in pure zinc-blende GaAs nanowires.

Opt Express 2013 Nov;21(23):28432-7

Nonlinearity of semiconductor nanowires makes them potential frequency converters in nanoscale optoelectronics. Here we demonstrate that sum frequency generation signals can be acquired from GaAs nanowires when excited by a femtosecond laser at 1048 nm and a tunable optical parametric oscillator ranging from 1416 nm to 1770 nm. The SFG intensity is insensitive to the polarization but quite sensitive to the temporal overlap of incident lasers pulses. It is shown that they can work for pulse-width measurement of femtosecond lasers in the near infrared band. Our results suggest GaAs NWs to be excellent optical nonlinear mixers in nanoscale optoelectronics.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.028432DOI Listing
November 2013

High average power, widely tunable femtosecond laser source from red to mid-infrared based on an Yb-fiber-laser-pumped optical parametric oscillator.

Opt Lett 2013 Jun;38(11):1820-2

Ultrafast Laser Laboratory, Key Laboratory of Opto-electronic Information Science and Technology of Ministry of Education, College of Precision Instruments and Opto-electronics Engineering, Tianjin University, Tianjin 300072, China.

We report on the highly efficient generation of widely tunable femtosecond pulses based on intracavity second harmonic generation (SHG) and sum frequency generation (SFG) in a MgO-doped periodically poled LiNbO(3) optical parametric oscillator (OPO), which is pumped by a Yb-doped large-mode-area photonics crystal fiber femtosecond laser. Red and near infrared from intracavity SHG and SFG and infrared signals were directly obtained from the OPO. A 2 mm β-BaB(2)O(4) is applied for Type I (oo → e) intracavity SHG and SFG, and then femtosecond laser pulses over 610 nm ~ 668 nm from SFG and 716 nm ~ 970 nm from SHG are obtained with high efficiency. In addition, the oscillator simultaneously generates signal and idler femtosecond pulses over 1450 nm ~ 2200 nm and 2250 nm ~ 4000 nm, respectively.
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001820DOI Listing
June 2013
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