Abstract

An optical differentiation in a regenerative amplifier with a temperature-tuned volume Bragg grating (VBG) as an intracavity spectral filter is demonstrated for the first time, to the author’s knowledge. 12mJ150ps pulses with a TEM00 beam profile have been generated at the 5Hz repetition rate in the nanosecond-pulse-seeded regenerative amplifier with a VBG that is temperature detuned from the central wavelength.

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Dorrer, C.

Fluck, R.

Fujiwara, K.

M. Hosoda, K. Tominaga, T. Watanabe, and K. Fujiwara, “Optical differentiator based on rapid collapse of Wannier-Stark localization due to space charge field screening,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2913-2915 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Gini, E.

Glebov, L. B.

Hosoda, M.

M. Hosoda, K. Tominaga, T. Watanabe, and K. Fujiwara, “Optical differentiator based on rapid collapse of Wannier-Stark localization due to space charge field screening,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2913-2915 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Huang, D.

Kam, C. H.

N. Q. Ngo, S. F. Yu, S. C. Tjin, and C. H. Kam, “A new theoretical basis of higher-derivative optical differentiators,” Opt. Commun. 230, 115-129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Khoe, G. D.

Z. Li, S. B. Zhang, J. M. Vázquez, Y. Liu, G. D. Khoe, H. J. S. Dorren, and D. Lenstra, “Ultrafast optical differentiators based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” in Proceedings of the Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, A. M. J. Koonen, X. J. M. Leijtens, H. P. A. van den Boom, E. J. M. Verdurmen, and J. M. Vázquez, eds. (IEEE, 2006), pp. 173-176.

Koechner, W.

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Kulishov, M.

Lenstra, D.

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Li, Z.

Z. Li, S. B. Zhang, J. M. Vázquez, Y. Liu, G. D. Khoe, H. J. S. Dorren, and D. Lenstra, “Ultrafast optical differentiators based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” in Proceedings of the Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, A. M. J. Koonen, X. J. M. Leijtens, H. P. A. van den Boom, E. J. M. Verdurmen, and J. M. Vázquez, eds. (IEEE, 2006), pp. 173-176.

Liu, D.

Liu, F.

Liu, Y.

Z. Li, S. B. Zhang, J. M. Vázquez, Y. Liu, G. D. Khoe, H. J. S. Dorren, and D. Lenstra, “Ultrafast optical differentiators based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” in Proceedings of the Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, A. M. J. Koonen, X. J. M. Leijtens, H. P. A. van den Boom, E. J. M. Verdurmen, and J. M. Vázquez, eds. (IEEE, 2006), pp. 173-176.

Marciante, J. R.

Morandotti, R.

Moser, M.

Ngo, N. Q.

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[CrossRef]

Okishev, A.

M. D. Skeldon, A. Okishev, A. Babushkin, and W. Seka, “Transient stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression for photoconductive switch activation,” Proc. SPIE 2633, 422-429(1995).
[CrossRef]

Okishev, A. V.

Park, Y.

Paschotta, R.

Qiang, L.

Qiu, M.

Seka, W.

M. D. Skeldon, A. Okishev, A. Babushkin, and W. Seka, “Transient stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression for photoconductive switch activation,” Proc. SPIE 2633, 422-429(1995).
[CrossRef]

Skeldon, M. D.

M. D. Skeldon, A. Okishev, A. Babushkin, and W. Seka, “Transient stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression for photoconductive switch activation,” Proc. SPIE 2633, 422-429(1995).
[CrossRef]

Slavík, R.

Smirnov, V. I.

Spühler, G. J.

Stickley, C. M.

L. B. Glebov, V. I. Smirnov, C. M. Stickley, and I. V. Ciapurin, “New approach to robust optics for HEL systems,” Proc. SPIE 4724, 101-109 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Su, Y.

Tjin, S. C.

N. Q. Ngo, S. F. Yu, S. C. Tjin, and C. H. Kam, “A new theoretical basis of higher-derivative optical differentiators,” Opt. Commun. 230, 115-129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tominaga, K.

M. Hosoda, K. Tominaga, T. Watanabe, and K. Fujiwara, “Optical differentiator based on rapid collapse of Wannier-Stark localization due to space charge field screening,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2913-2915 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Vázquez, J. M.

Z. Li, S. B. Zhang, J. M. Vázquez, Y. Liu, G. D. Khoe, H. J. S. Dorren, and D. Lenstra, “Ultrafast optical differentiators based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” in Proceedings of the Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, A. M. J. Koonen, X. J. M. Leijtens, H. P. A. van den Boom, E. J. M. Verdurmen, and J. M. Vázquez, eds. (IEEE, 2006), pp. 173-176.

Wang, T.

Watanabe, T.

M. Hosoda, K. Tominaga, T. Watanabe, and K. Fujiwara, “Optical differentiator based on rapid collapse of Wannier-Stark localization due to space charge field screening,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2913-2915 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Xu, J.

Yablonovitch, E.

E. Yablonovitch, “Generation of a short optical pulse of arbitrary shape and phase variation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11, 789-791 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Ye, T.

Yu, S. F.

N. Q. Ngo, S. F. Yu, S. C. Tjin, and C. H. Kam, “A new theoretical basis of higher-derivative optical differentiators,” Opt. Commun. 230, 115-129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

Zhang, S. B.

Z. Li, S. B. Zhang, J. M. Vázquez, Y. Liu, G. D. Khoe, H. J. S. Dorren, and D. Lenstra, “Ultrafast optical differentiators based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” in Proceedings of the Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, A. M. J. Koonen, X. J. M. Leijtens, H. P. A. van den Boom, E. J. M. Verdurmen, and J. M. Vázquez, eds. (IEEE, 2006), pp. 173-176.

Zhang, X.

Zhang, Z.

Zuegel, J. D.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Hosoda, K. Tominaga, T. Watanabe, and K. Fujiwara, “Optical differentiator based on rapid collapse of Wannier-Stark localization due to space charge field screening,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 2913-2915 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

E. Yablonovitch, “Generation of a short optical pulse of arbitrary shape and phase variation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 11, 789-791 (1975).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. Q. Ngo, S. F. Yu, S. C. Tjin, and C. H. Kam, “A new theoretical basis of higher-derivative optical differentiators,” Opt. Commun. 230, 115-129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. SPIE (2)

M. D. Skeldon, A. Okishev, A. Babushkin, and W. Seka, “Transient stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression for photoconductive switch activation,” Proc. SPIE 2633, 422-429(1995).
[CrossRef]

L. B. Glebov, V. I. Smirnov, C. M. Stickley, and I. V. Ciapurin, “New approach to robust optics for HEL systems,” Proc. SPIE 4724, 101-109 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 4th rev. ed., Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer, 1996), Vol. 1.

Z. Li, S. B. Zhang, J. M. Vázquez, Y. Liu, G. D. Khoe, H. J. S. Dorren, and D. Lenstra, “Ultrafast optical differentiators based on asymmetric Mach-Zehnder interferometer,” in Proceedings of the Symposium IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, A. M. J. Koonen, X. J. M. Leijtens, H. P. A. van den Boom, E. J. M. Verdurmen, and J. M. Vázquez, eds. (IEEE, 2006), pp. 173-176.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a)  Nd : YLF diode-pumped regenerative amplifier (RA) with a temperature-tuned VBG as a resonator end mirror has been demonstrated. (b) The RA output beam profile corresponds to the TEM 00 resonator mode and does not change when RA works as an optical differentiator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) VBGs are robust, spectrally selective, optical elements that are recorded in photothermorefractive glass. (b) Reflectivity of the VBG used in this experiment was 99.7% with a 240 pm FWHM bandwidth centered at 1053.08 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

RA shows no peculiarities when the VBG is tuned to the injected-pulse central wavelength, its output pulse is slightly distorted by gain saturation (solid thick curve). The RA works as an optical differentiator when the VBG temperature is detuned by 20 pm from the injected-pulse center wavelength: the measured RA output pulse (solid medium curve) corresponds well to the calculated RA output pulse (dashed curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Steplike pulse shape with a sharp 300 ps leading edge was produced with an SBS mirror.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) RA with a VBG tuned to the injection central wavelength produced shortened nanosecond pulses as a result of gain saturation of the steplike pulse. (b) When a VBG is temperature detuned, the RA produces 150 ps FWHM multimillijoule pulses after differentiation of a steplike pulse.

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