Abstract

We present experiments and numerical modeling of optical-pulse compression in a silver gallium sulfide, synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator. In the experiments, 10 ps pump pulses from a pulsed Nd:YAG laser interacted in the parametric oscillator to generate infrared output pulses as short as 500 fs, yielding over 20-fold compression. Parametric conversion and pulse compression were studied by numerical simulation of the nonlinear wave equations and found to be in excellent agreement. The compression mechanism is related to group-velocity walkoff in the nonlinear interaction. Dispersion measurements and simulations of pulse compression in the wavelength range of 2.54.0μm indicate that compression is inversely related to the signal–idler group-velocity difference. Although compression requires group-velocity walkoff between the pump and signal waves, the compression is most strongly controlled by the mismatch between the signal and idler group velocities.

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A. Douillet, J. J. Zondy, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, and L. Isaenko L, "Toward a 3:1 frequency divider based on parametric oscillation using AgGaS2 and PPLN crystals," IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 47, 1127-1133 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (4)

L. Lefort, K. Puech, S. D. Butterworth, Y. P. Svirko, and D. C. Hanna, "Generation of femtosecond pulses from order-of-magnitude pulse compression in a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator based on periodically poled lithium niobate," Opt. Lett. 24, 28-30 (1999).
[CrossRef]

R. Laenen, K. Simeonidis, and A. Laubereau, "Generation of sub-ps IR pulses via parametric processes and application to transient spectroscopy of molecules," Laser Phys. 9, 234-238 (1999).

E. Ibragamov, A. A. Struthers, D. J. Kaup, J. D. Khaydarov, and K. D. Singer, "Three-wave interaction solitons in optical parametric amplification," Phys. Rev. E 59, 6122-6137 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. V. Smith, R. J. Gher, and M. S. Bowers, "Numerical models of broad-bandwidth nanosecond optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 609-619 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1995 (3)

1994 (3)

1993 (2)

1992 (2)

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. Josse, S. X. Dou, J. Zyss, P. Andreazza, and A. Périgaud, "Near-infrared optical parametric oscillation in a N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol molecular crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 121-123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

K. Kato, "Parametric oscillation in LiB3O5 pumped at 0.532 µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 2043-2045 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, "High-efficiency and narrow-linewidth operation of a two-crystal beta-BaB2O4 optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952-1954 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Broadly tunable optical parametric oscillation in beta-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 175-177 (1988).
[CrossRef]

V. Vasilyauskas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, "Self-compression of femtosecond light pulses in media with a quadratic nonlinearity under conditions of group velocity mismatch," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 518-521 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, P. L. Marquardt, and M. E. Storm, "Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2," Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608-610 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

V. A. Dyakov, V. I. Pryalkin, and A. I. Kholodnykh, "Optical parametric oscillator utilizing potassium niobate crystal pumped by the 2nd garnet laser harmonic," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 8, 715-721 (1981).

1968 (1)

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chirkin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, "Nonstationary nonlinear optical effects and ultrashort light pulse formation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 598-605 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Agnesi, A.

A. Agnesi, G. C. Reali, V. Kubeck, S. Kumazaki, Y. Takagi, and K. Yoshihara, "beta-barium borate and lithium triborate picosecond parametric oscillators pumped by a frequency-tripled passive negative-feedback mode-locked Nd:YAG laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2211-2217 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Akhmanov, S. A.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chirkin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, "Nonstationary nonlinear optical effects and ultrashort light pulse formation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 598-605 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Allik, T. H.

Andreazza, P.

D. Josse, S. X. Dou, J. Zyss, P. Andreazza, and A. Périgaud, "Near-infrared optical parametric oscillation in a N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol molecular crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 121-123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Andrews, J. H.

Angesi, A.

Banfi, G. P.

Bosenberg, W. R.

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, "High-efficiency and narrow-linewidth operation of a two-crystal beta-BaB2O4 optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952-1954 (1989).
[CrossRef]

L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Broadly tunable optical parametric oscillation in beta-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 175-177 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Bowers, M. S.

Butterworth, S. D.

Byer, R. L.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, P. L. Marquardt, and M. E. Storm, "Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2," Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608-610 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Chandra, S.

Cheng, L. K.

L. K. Cheng, W. R. Bosenberg, and C. L. Tang, "Broadly tunable optical parametric oscillation in beta-BaB2O4," Appl. Phys. Lett. 53, 175-177 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Chirkin, A. S.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chirkin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, "Nonstationary nonlinear optical effects and ultrashort light pulse formation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 598-605 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Danielius, R.

Del Corno, A.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Di Trapani, P.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, and R. Righini, "Traveling-wave parametric generation of widely tunable, highly coherent femtosecond light pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222-2232 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Diels, J.-C.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Dmitriev, V. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurdzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Materials (Springer-Verlag, 1991).

Dou, S. X.

D. Josse, S. X. Dou, J. Zyss, P. Andreazza, and A. Périgaud, "Near-infrared optical parametric oscillation in a N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol molecular crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 121-123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Douillet, A.

A. Douillet, J. J. Zondy, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, and L. Isaenko L, "Toward a 3:1 frequency divider based on parametric oscillation using AgGaS2 and PPLN crystals," IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 47, 1127-1133 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Drabovich, K. N.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chirkin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, "Nonstationary nonlinear optical effects and ultrashort light pulse formation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 598-605 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Dyakov, V. A.

V. A. Dyakov, V. I. Pryalkin, and A. I. Kholodnykh, "Optical parametric oscillator utilizing potassium niobate crystal pumped by the 2nd garnet laser harmonic," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 8, 715-721 (1981).

Eckardt, R. C.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, P. L. Marquardt, and M. E. Storm, "Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2," Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608-610 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Fan, Y. X.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, P. L. Marquardt, and M. E. Storm, "Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2," Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608-610 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Fogliani, M.

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gaizauskas, E.

Gher, R. J.

Grigonis, R.

Gurdzadyan, G. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurdzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Materials (Springer-Verlag, 1991).

Hanna, D. C.

Hutchinson, J. A.

Ibragamov, E.

E. Ibragamov, A. A. Struthers, D. J. Kaup, J. D. Khaydarov, and K. D. Singer, "Three-wave interaction solitons in optical parametric amplification," Phys. Rev. E 59, 6122-6137 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Isaenko L, L.

A. Douillet, J. J. Zondy, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, and L. Isaenko L, "Toward a 3:1 frequency divider based on parametric oscillation using AgGaS2 and PPLN crystals," IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 47, 1127-1133 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Josse, D.

D. Josse, S. X. Dou, J. Zyss, P. Andreazza, and A. Périgaud, "Near-infrared optical parametric oscillation in a N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol molecular crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 121-123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kafka, J. D.

Kato, K.

K. Kato, "Parametric oscillation in LiB3O5 pumped at 0.532 µm," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 2043-2045 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Kaup, D. J.

E. Ibragamov, A. A. Struthers, D. J. Kaup, J. D. Khaydarov, and K. D. Singer, "Three-wave interaction solitons in optical parametric amplification," Phys. Rev. E 59, 6122-6137 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Khaydarov, J. D.

E. Ibragamov, A. A. Struthers, D. J. Kaup, J. D. Khaydarov, and K. D. Singer, "Three-wave interaction solitons in optical parametric amplification," Phys. Rev. E 59, 6122-6137 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Khaydarov, J. H. Andrews, and K. D. Singer, "Pulse-compression mechanism in a synchronously pumped parametric oscillator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 2199-2208 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. D. V. Khaydarov, J. H. Andrews, and K. D. Singer, "Pulse compression in a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator from group-velocity mismatch," Opt. Lett. 19, 831-833 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. V. Khaydarov, J. H. Andrews, and K. D. Singer, "20-fold pulse compression in a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 1614-1616 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Khokhlov, R. V.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chirkin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, "Nonstationary nonlinear optical effects and ultrashort light pulse formation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 598-605 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Kholodnykh, A. I.

V. A. Dyakov, V. I. Pryalkin, and A. I. Kholodnykh, "Optical parametric oscillator utilizing potassium niobate crystal pumped by the 2nd garnet laser harmonic," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 8, 715-721 (1981).

Kovrigin, A. I.

S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chirkin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, "Nonstationary nonlinear optical effects and ultrashort light pulse formation," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 598-605 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Kubeck, V.

A. Agnesi, G. C. Reali, V. Kubeck, S. Kumazaki, Y. Takagi, and K. Yoshihara, "beta-barium borate and lithium triborate picosecond parametric oscillators pumped by a frequency-tripled passive negative-feedback mode-locked Nd:YAG laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2211-2217 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kumazaki, S.

Laenen, R.

R. Laenen, K. Simeonidis, and A. Laubereau, "Generation of sub-ps IR pulses via parametric processes and application to transient spectroscopy of molecules," Laser Phys. 9, 234-238 (1999).

Laubereau, A.

R. Laenen, K. Simeonidis, and A. Laubereau, "Generation of sub-ps IR pulses via parametric processes and application to transient spectroscopy of molecules," Laser Phys. 9, 234-238 (1999).

Lefort, L.

Lobanov, S.

A. Douillet, J. J. Zondy, A. Yelisseyev, S. Lobanov, and L. Isaenko L, "Toward a 3:1 frequency divider based on parametric oscillation using AgGaS2 and PPLN crystals," IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 47, 1127-1133 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lucca, A.

Marquardt, P. L.

R. C. Eckardt, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, P. L. Marquardt, and M. E. Storm, "Broadly tunable infrared parametric oscillator using AgGaSe2," Appl. Phys. Lett. 49, 608-610 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Nikogosyan, D. N.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurdzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Materials (Springer-Verlag, 1991).

Noack, F.

Pelouch, W. S.

W. R. Bosenberg, W. S. Pelouch, and C. L. Tang, "High-efficiency and narrow-linewidth operation of a two-crystal beta-BaB2O4 optical parametric oscillator," Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1952-1954 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Périgaud, A.

D. Josse, S. X. Dou, J. Zyss, P. Andreazza, and A. Périgaud, "Near-infrared optical parametric oscillation in a N-(4-nitrophenyl)-L-prolinol molecular crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 121-123 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Petrov, V.

Pieterse, J. W.

Piskarskas, A.

R. Danielius, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, G. P. Banfi, P. Di Trapani, and R. Righini, "Traveling-wave parametric generation of widely tunable, highly coherent femtosecond light pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2222-2232 (1993).
[CrossRef]

V. Vasilyauskas, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, "Self-compression of femtosecond light pulses in media with a quadratic nonlinearity under conditions of group velocity mismatch," Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 18, 518-521 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Pruneri, V.

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, and D. C. Hanna, "532 nm pumped optical parametric oscillator in bulk periodically poled lithium-niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126-2128 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pryalkin, V. I.

V. A. Dyakov, V. I. Pryalkin, and A. I. Kholodnykh, "Optical parametric oscillator utilizing potassium niobate crystal pumped by the 2nd garnet laser harmonic," Kvant. Elektron. (Moscow) 8, 715-721 (1981).

Puech, K.

Reali, G.

Reali, G. C.

A. Agnesi, G. C. Reali, V. Kubeck, S. Kumazaki, Y. Takagi, and K. Yoshihara, "beta-barium borate and lithium triborate picosecond parametric oscillators pumped by a frequency-tripled passive negative-feedback mode-locked Nd:YAG laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 10, 2211-2217 (1993).
[CrossRef]

A. Agnesi, A. Del Corno, P. Di Trapani, M. Fogliani, G. C. Reali, J.-C. Diels, C. Y. Yeh, X. M. Zhao, and V. Kubeck, "Generation of extended pulse trains of minimum duration by passive negative feedback applied to solid-state Q-switched lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 710-719 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Righini, R.

Rines, D. M.

Russell, P. St.

V. Pruneri, J. Webjörn, P. St. J. Russell, and D. C. Hanna, "532 nm pumped optical parametric oscillator in bulk periodically poled lithium-niobate," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 2126-2128 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Schunemann, P. G.

Seifert, F.

Simeonidis, K.

R. Laenen, K. Simeonidis, and A. Laubereau, "Generation of sub-ps IR pulses via parametric processes and application to transient spectroscopy of molecules," Laser Phys. 9, 234-238 (1999).

Singer, K. D.

E. Ibragamov, A. A. Struthers, D. J. Kaup, J. D. Khaydarov, and K. D. Singer, "Three-wave interaction solitons in optical parametric amplification," Phys. Rev. E 59, 6122-6137 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Output train of our Nd : YAG laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Our AGS SPOPO. Cavity mirrors are CM1 and CM2. Pump steering mirrors are PSM1 and PSM2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelations of the pump and a compressed pulse from the OPO along with the corresponding fitting curves: (a) 1.2 ps pulses, compression of 6.5 and (b) 580 fs pulse, compression of 13.2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Compression as a function of d L .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Maximum compression as a function of EN for each wavelength, both simulations (sim) and data. Triangles and solid curve, 2476 nm; circles and dotted curve, 3016 nm; squares and dashed curve, 4000 nm.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Maximum compression as a function of wavelength for each value of EN, both simulations (sim) and data. Circles and solid curve, EN = 1.5 ; triangles and dotted curve, EN = 2 .

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

GVM as a function of wavelength in micrometers: (a) GVM sp and (b) GVM is .

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Maximum compression as a function of GVM is and GVM sp .

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Maximum compression as a function of (a) GVM sp and (b) GVM is .

Equations (7)

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EN = E pump E pump @ threshold .
Compression = FWHM pump FWHM OPO output .
( z + 1 v s t + i α s 2 t 2 ) ϵ s ( t , z ) = i ω s d eff n s c ϵ p ( t , z ) ϵ i * ( t , z ) exp ( i Δ k z ) P s ( t , z ) ,
( z + 1 v i t + i α i 2 t 2 ) ϵ i ( t , z ) = i ω i d eff n i c ϵ p ( t , z ) ϵ s * ( t , z ) exp ( i Δ k z ) P i ( t , z ) ,
( z + 1 v p t + i α p 2 t 2 ) ϵ p ( t , z ) = i ω p d eff n p c ϵ i ( t , z ) ϵ s ( t , z ) exp ( i Δ k z ) P p ( t , z ) ,
E j ( t , z ) = 1 2 [ ϵ j ( t , z ) exp [ i ( ω j t k j z ) ] + ϵ j * ( t , z ) exp [ i ( ω j t k j z ) ] ,
GVM j k = 1 c ( V g j V g k ) ,

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