Abstract

We report on highly efficient four-wave optical parametric amplification in a water cell pumped by an elliptically shaped, ultrashort pulsed laser beam under non-collinear phase-matching configuration. Energy conversion from pump to parametric waves as high as 25 % is obtained owing to the achievement of 1-dimensional spatial-soliton regime, which guarantees high intensity over a large interaction length and ensures high beam quality.

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2007 (1)

A. Dubietis, E. Kucinskas, and G. Tamosauskas, "Formation of periodic multifilamentary structures by use of highly elliptical light beams," Lithuanian J. Phys. 47, 27-30 (2007). Q2Q3

2006 (3)

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. Piskarskas, "Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 163-172 (2006).Q1

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef]

G. Fanjoux, J. Michaud, M. Delqué, H. Mailotte, and T. Sylvestre, "Generation of multicolor Kerr solitons by cross-phase modulation, four-wave mixing, and stimulated Raman scattering," Opt. Lett. 31, 3480-3482 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

2003 (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

2000 (2)

H. Crespo, J. T. Mendonça, and A. Dos Santos, "Cascaded highly nondegenerate four-wave-mixing phenomenon in transparent isotropic condensed media," Opt. Lett. 25, 829-831 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C. Anastassiou, M. Soljačić, M. Segev, E. D. Eugenieva, D. N. Cristodoulides, D. Kip, Z. H. Musslimani, and J. P. Torres, "Eliminating the transverse instabilities of Kerr solitons," Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4888-4891 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

M. H. Dunn and M. Ebrahimzadeh, "Parametric generation of tunable light from continous-wave to femtosecond pulses," Science 286, 1513-1517 (1999).
[CrossRef]

1998 (3)

P. B. Lundquist, D. R. Andersen, and Y. S. Kivshar, "Multicolor solitons due to four-wave mixing," Phys. Rev. E 57, 3551-3555 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. G. Van Engen, S. A. Diddams, and T. S. Clement, "Dispersion measurements of water with white-light interferometry," Appl. Opt. 37, 5679-5686 (1998).

M. Soljačić, S. Sears, and M. Segev, "Self-trapping of "Necklace" beams in self-focusing Kerr media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4851-4854 (1998). Q4
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

1993 (1)

A. Penzkofer and H. J. Lehmeier, "Theoretical investigation of noncollinear phase-matched parametric fourphoton amplification of ultrashort light pulses in isotropic media," Opt. Quantum Electron. 25, 815-844 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, "Propagation soliton et auto-confinement de faisceaux laser par non linearit optique de Kerr," Opt. Commun. 55, 201-206 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1973 (1)

A. Penzkofer, A. Laubereau, and W. Kaiser, "Stimulated short-wave radiation due to single-frequency resonances of χ(3)," Phys. Rev. Lett. 31, 863-866 (1973).
[CrossRef]

1970 (1)

R. R. Alfano and S. L. Shapiro, "Emission in the region 4000 to 7000 A via four-photon coupling in glass," Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584-587 (1970).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Dubietis, R. Butkus, and A. Piskarskas, "Trends in chirped pulse optical parametric amplification," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 163-172 (2006).Q1

Lithuanian J. Phys. (1)

A. Dubietis, E. Kucinskas, and G. Tamosauskas, "Formation of periodic multifilamentary structures by use of highly elliptical light beams," Lithuanian J. Phys. 47, 27-30 (2007). Q2Q3

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Barthelemy, S. Maneuf, and C. Froehly, "Propagation soliton et auto-confinement de faisceaux laser par non linearit optique de Kerr," Opt. Commun. 55, 201-206 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Penzkofer and H. J. Lehmeier, "Theoretical investigation of noncollinear phase-matched parametric fourphoton amplification of ultrashort light pulses in isotropic media," Opt. Quantum Electron. 25, 815-844 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

P. B. Lundquist, D. R. Andersen, and Y. S. Kivshar, "Multicolor solitons due to four-wave mixing," Phys. Rev. E 57, 3551-3555 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

F. Théberge, N. Aközbek, W. Liu, A. Becker, and S. L. Chin, "Tunable ultrashort laser pulses generated through filamentation in gases," Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 023904 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. R. Alfano and S. L. Shapiro, "Emission in the region 4000 to 7000 A via four-photon coupling in glass," Phys. Rev. Lett. 24, 584-587 (1970).
[CrossRef]

A. Penzkofer, A. Laubereau, and W. Kaiser, "Stimulated short-wave radiation due to single-frequency resonances of χ(3)," Phys. Rev. Lett. 31, 863-866 (1973).
[CrossRef]

M. Soljačić, S. Sears, and M. Segev, "Self-trapping of "Necklace" beams in self-focusing Kerr media," Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 4851-4854 (1998). Q4
[CrossRef]

C. Anastassiou, M. Soljačić, M. Segev, E. D. Eugenieva, D. N. Cristodoulides, D. Kip, Z. H. Musslimani, and J. P. Torres, "Eliminating the transverse instabilities of Kerr solitons," Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4888-4891 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, "Ultrafast optical parametric amplifiers," Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1-18 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

M. H. Dunn and M. Ebrahimzadeh, "Parametric generation of tunable light from continous-wave to femtosecond pulses," Science 286, 1513-1517 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, Academic Press, San Diego, CA, 1989.

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