Abstract

Schemes to generate a frequency-domain phase-conjugate pulse by frequency mixing prechirped pulses are proposed. A femtosecond time-reversed replica is generated by the temporal-frequency-converted optical parametric processes.

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A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, D. H. Reitze, and E. G. Paek, “Femtosecond spectral holography,” IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 28, 2251 (1992).
[Crossref]

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1985 (1)

S. Kwong, G. A. Rakuljic, and A Yariv, “Real time image subtraction and exclusive or operation using a self-pumped phase conjugate mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 201 (1985).
[Crossref]

1980 (1)

Chu, D. Y.

Espindola, R. P.

Fainman, Y.

Ho, S. T.

Kwong, S.

S. Kwong, G. A. Rakuljic, and A Yariv, “Real time image subtraction and exclusive or operation using a self-pumped phase conjugate mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 201 (1985).
[Crossref]

Leaird, D. E.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, D. H. Reitze, and E. G. Paek, “Femtosecond spectral holography,” IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 28, 2251 (1992).
[Crossref]

Marom, D.

Miller, D. A. B.

Mitsunaga, M.

Nelson, K. A.

M. M. Wefers and K. A. Nelson, “Space-time profiles of shaped ultrafast optical waveforms,” IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 32, 161 (1996).
[Crossref]

Paek, E. G.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, D. H. Reitze, and E. G. Paek, “Femtosecond spectral holography,” IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 28, 2251 (1992).
[Crossref]

Panasenko, D.

Rakuljic, G. A.

S. Kwong, G. A. Rakuljic, and A Yariv, “Real time image subtraction and exclusive or operation using a self-pumped phase conjugate mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 201 (1985).
[Crossref]

Reitze, D. H.

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, D. H. Reitze, and E. G. Paek, “Femtosecond spectral holography,” IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 28, 2251 (1992).
[Crossref]

Rokitski, R.

Sun, P.

Udo, M. K.

Uesugi, N.

Wefers, M. M.

M. M. Wefers and K. A. Nelson, “Space-time profiles of shaped ultrafast optical waveforms,” IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 32, 161 (1996).
[Crossref]

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner “Comment on ‘Time reversal of ultrafast waveforms by wave mixing of spectrally decomposed waves’,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1207 (2000).
[Crossref]

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, D. H. Reitze, and E. G. Paek, “Femtosecond spectral holography,” IEEE J. of Quantum Electron. 28, 2251 (1992).
[Crossref]

Wu, S. L.

Yariv, A

S. Kwong, G. A. Rakuljic, and A Yariv, “Real time image subtraction and exclusive or operation using a self-pumped phase conjugate mirror,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 48, 201 (1985).
[Crossref]

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scheme for phase correction by phase-conjugate mirrors.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Generation of a time-reversed replica.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Energy and momentum conservation of four-wave mixing for (a) chirped pulses and (b) the phase-correction scheme. The lower sideband (red curve) traces a mirror image of the signal.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Opposite-chirped-pulse generation with a constant-frequency reference. The even-order phase distortions are compensated by changing the sign of the chirp.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Quasi-degenerate phase-matching condition in the backward arrangement of the scheme of Fig. 3(b). The idler wave satisfies both the spatial and the frequency phase-conjugation relation. The inset shows the same phase-matching condition with closed wave vectors.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Experimental setup for FDPC pulse generation with two prechirped pulses.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Phase sensitive autocorration of the output pulse train. Each fringe was obtained by a single-shot technique.

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

SHG-FROG trace of the output pulse train. The shading shows the SH intensity.

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