Abstract

In this paper we show how after the generation of parametric down-conversion radiation (PDC) in the very high gain pulsed regime, we are able to reconstruct the pump via up-conversion of the twin beams originated from that PDC process. The peculiarity of the experiment is the ultra-broad spectral and angular bandwidth sent into the process of sum frequency mixing thanks to an achromatic imaging technique from the exit face of the PDC crystal using off-axis parabolic mirrors. The recorded spectra presented illustrate the high visibility recombination of the intense phase-conjugated signal and idler beams and pave the way for the investigation of both the spatial and temporal properties of the near field biphoton amplitude.

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L. Caspani, E. Brambilla, and A. Gatti, “Tailoring the spatio temporal structure of biphoton entanglement in type I parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 033808 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Sensarn, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Generation and compression of chirped biphotons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253602 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2009 (4)

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, L. Caspani, O. Jedrkiewicz, and L. A. Lugiato, “X entanglement: the nonfactorable spatiotemporal structure of biphoton correlation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 223601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Jedrkiewicz, M. Clerici, E. Rubino, and P. Di Trapani, “Generation and control of phase-locked conical wave packets in type-I seeded optical parametric amplification,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 033813 (2009).
[CrossRef]

S. Sensarn, I. Ali-Khan, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Resonant sum frequency generation with time-energy entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 053602 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. A. O’Donnel and A. B. U’Ren, “Time-resolved up-conversion of entangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 123602 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

B. Dayan, “Theory of two-photon interactions with broadband down-converted light and entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 043813 (2007).
[CrossRef]

S. E. Harris, “Chirp and compress: toward single-cycle biphotons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 063602 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2006 (3)

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, and P. Di Trapani, “Quantum spatial correlations in high-gain parametric down-conversion measured by means of a CCD camera,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 575–595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Jedrkiewicz, A. Picozzi, M. Clerici, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, “Emergence of X-shaped spatiotemporal coherence in optical waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (2)

B. Dayan, A. Pe’er, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Nonlinear interactions with an ultrahigh flux of broadband entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 043602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Pe’er, B. Dayan, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Temporal shaping of entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

S. Minardi, J. Yu, G. Blasi, A. Varanavicius, G. Valiulis, A. Berzanskis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, “Red solitons: evidence of spatiotemporal instability in χ2 spatial soliton dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 123901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

I. Abram, R. K. Raj, J. L. Oudar, and G. Dolique, “Direct observation of the second-order coherence of parametrically generated light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2516–2519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1836 (1)

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Abram, I.

I. Abram, R. K. Raj, J. L. Oudar, and G. Dolique, “Direct observation of the second-order coherence of parametrically generated light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2516–2519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Akhmanov, S. A.

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, 1992), p. 151.

Ali-Khan, I.

S. Sensarn, I. Ali-Khan, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Resonant sum frequency generation with time-energy entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 053602 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bache, M.

O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, and P. Di Trapani, “Quantum spatial correlations in high-gain parametric down-conversion measured by means of a CCD camera,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 575–595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Becker, S. A.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

Berzanskis, A.

S. Minardi, J. Yu, G. Blasi, A. Varanavicius, G. Valiulis, A. Berzanskis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, “Red solitons: evidence of spatiotemporal instability in χ2 spatial soliton dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 123901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Blasi, G.

S. Minardi, J. Yu, G. Blasi, A. Varanavicius, G. Valiulis, A. Berzanskis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, “Red solitons: evidence of spatiotemporal instability in χ2 spatial soliton dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 123901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brambilla, E.

L. Caspani, E. Brambilla, and A. Gatti, “Tailoring the spatio temporal structure of biphoton entanglement in type I parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 033808 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, L. Caspani, O. Jedrkiewicz, and L. A. Lugiato, “X entanglement: the nonfactorable spatiotemporal structure of biphoton correlation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 223601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, and P. Di Trapani, “Quantum spatial correlations in high-gain parametric down-conversion measured by means of a CCD camera,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 575–595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Carrasco, S.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Caspani, L.

L. Caspani, E. Brambilla, and A. Gatti, “Tailoring the spatio temporal structure of biphoton entanglement in type I parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 033808 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, L. Caspani, O. Jedrkiewicz, and L. A. Lugiato, “X entanglement: the nonfactorable spatiotemporal structure of biphoton correlation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 223601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chirkin, A. S.

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, 1992), p. 151.

Clerici, M.

O. Jedrkiewicz, M. Clerici, E. Rubino, and P. Di Trapani, “Generation and control of phase-locked conical wave packets in type-I seeded optical parametric amplification,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 033813 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O. Jedrkiewicz, A. Picozzi, M. Clerici, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, “Emergence of X-shaped spatiotemporal coherence in optical waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dayan, B.

B. Dayan, “Theory of two-photon interactions with broadband down-converted light and entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. A 76, 043813 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. Pe’er, B. Dayan, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Temporal shaping of entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Dayan, A. Pe’er, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Nonlinear interactions with an ultrahigh flux of broadband entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 043602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Di Trapani, P.

O. Jedrkiewicz, M. Clerici, E. Rubino, and P. Di Trapani, “Generation and control of phase-locked conical wave packets in type-I seeded optical parametric amplification,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 033813 (2009).
[CrossRef]

O. Jedrkiewicz, A. Picozzi, M. Clerici, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, “Emergence of X-shaped spatiotemporal coherence in optical waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, and P. Di Trapani, “Quantum spatial correlations in high-gain parametric down-conversion measured by means of a CCD camera,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 575–595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

S. Minardi, J. Yu, G. Blasi, A. Varanavicius, G. Valiulis, A. Berzanskis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, “Red solitons: evidence of spatiotemporal instability in χ2 spatial soliton dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 123901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Dolan, D. H.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dolique, G.

I. Abram, R. K. Raj, J. L. Oudar, and G. Dolique, “Direct observation of the second-order coherence of parametrically generated light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2516–2519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Faccio, D.

O. Jedrkiewicz, A. Picozzi, M. Clerici, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, “Emergence of X-shaped spatiotemporal coherence in optical waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fejer, M. M.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Friesem, A. A.

A. Pe’er, B. Dayan, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Temporal shaping of entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Dayan, A. Pe’er, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Nonlinear interactions with an ultrahigh flux of broadband entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 043602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gatti, A.

L. Caspani, E. Brambilla, and A. Gatti, “Tailoring the spatio temporal structure of biphoton entanglement in type I parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 033808 (2010).
[CrossRef]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, L. Caspani, O. Jedrkiewicz, and L. A. Lugiato, “X entanglement: the nonfactorable spatiotemporal structure of biphoton correlation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 223601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, and P. Di Trapani, “Quantum spatial correlations in high-gain parametric down-conversion measured by means of a CCD camera,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 575–595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hacking, R. G.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

Harris, S. E.

S. Sensarn, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Generation and compression of chirped biphotons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253602 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Sensarn, I. Ali-Khan, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Resonant sum frequency generation with time-energy entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 053602 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. E. Harris, “Chirp and compress: toward single-cycle biphotons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 063602 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hickman, R. J.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hum, D. S.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Jedrkiewicz, O.

O. Jedrkiewicz, M. Clerici, E. Rubino, and P. Di Trapani, “Generation and control of phase-locked conical wave packets in type-I seeded optical parametric amplification,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 033813 (2009).
[CrossRef]

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, L. Caspani, O. Jedrkiewicz, and L. A. Lugiato, “X entanglement: the nonfactorable spatiotemporal structure of biphoton correlation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 223601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Jedrkiewicz, A. Picozzi, M. Clerici, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, “Emergence of X-shaped spatiotemporal coherence in optical waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, and P. Di Trapani, “Quantum spatial correlations in high-gain parametric down-conversion measured by means of a CCD camera,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 575–595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kaufman, M. I.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lugiato, L. A.

A. Gatti, E. Brambilla, L. Caspani, O. Jedrkiewicz, and L. A. Lugiato, “X entanglement: the nonfactorable spatiotemporal structure of biphoton correlation,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 223601 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Brambilla, M. Bache, A. Gatti, L. A. Lugiato, and P. Di Trapani, “Quantum spatial correlations in high-gain parametric down-conversion measured by means of a CCD camera,” J. Mod. Opt. 53, 575–595 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Malone, R. M.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

Minardi, S.

S. Minardi, J. Yu, G. Blasi, A. Varanavicius, G. Valiulis, A. Berzanskis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, “Red solitons: evidence of spatiotemporal instability in χ2 spatial soliton dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 123901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nasr, M. B.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

O’Donnel, K. A.

K. A. O’Donnel and A. B. U’Ren, “Time-resolved up-conversion of entangled photon pairs,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 123602 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Oudar, J. L.

I. Abram, R. K. Raj, J. L. Oudar, and G. Dolique, “Direct observation of the second-order coherence of parametrically generated light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2516–2519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pe’er, A.

B. Dayan, A. Pe’er, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Nonlinear interactions with an ultrahigh flux of broadband entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 043602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Pe’er, B. Dayan, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Temporal shaping of entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Picozzi, A.

O. Jedrkiewicz, A. Picozzi, M. Clerici, D. Faccio, and P. Di Trapani, “Emergence of X-shaped spatiotemporal coherence in optical waves,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 243903 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

S. Minardi, J. Yu, G. Blasi, A. Varanavicius, G. Valiulis, A. Berzanskis, A. Piskarskas, and P. Di Trapani, “Red solitons: evidence of spatiotemporal instability in χ2 spatial soliton dynamics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 123901 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Raj, R. K.

I. Abram, R. K. Raj, J. L. Oudar, and G. Dolique, “Direct observation of the second-order coherence of parametrically generated light,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2516–2519 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rubino, E.

O. Jedrkiewicz, M. Clerici, E. Rubino, and P. Di Trapani, “Generation and control of phase-locked conical wave packets in type-I seeded optical parametric amplification,” Phys. Rev. A 80, 033813 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Saleh, B. E. A.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Sensarn, S.

S. Sensarn, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Generation and compression of chirped biphotons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253602 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Sensarn, I. Ali-Khan, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Resonant sum frequency generation with time-energy entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 053602 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sergienko, A.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Silberberg, Y.

B. Dayan, A. Pe’er, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Nonlinear interactions with an ultrahigh flux of broadband entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 043602 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Pe’er, B. Dayan, A. A. Friesem, and Y. Silberberg, “Temporal shaping of entangled photons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 073601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stevens, G. D.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

Teich, M.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Torner, L.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Torres, J. P.

M. B. Nasr, S. Carrasco, B. E. A. Saleh, A. Sergienko, M. Teich, J. P. Torres, L. Torner, D. S. Hum, and M. M. Fejer, “Ultrabroadband biphotons generated via chirped quasi-phase-matched optical parametric down-conversion,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 183601 (2008).

Turley, W. D.

R. M. Malone, S. A. Becker, D. H. Dolan, R. G. Hacking, R. J. Hickman, M. I. Kaufman, G. D. Stevens, and W. D. Turley, “Design of a thermal imaging diagnostics using 90-degree, off-axis parabolic mirrors,” Proc. SPIE 6288, 62880Z (2006).
[CrossRef]

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S. Sensarn, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, “Generation and compression of chirped biphotons,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 253602 (2010).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout of the sum frequency mixing of the PDC radiation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spatiotemporal spectra of the emitted PDC radiation recorded before the injection into the second crystal for SFG. Note that the full images intensity is not normalized and has to be considered in arbitrary units for each spectral portion, since different attenuation has been used in order to visualize all the emitted radiation over the largest detectable bandwidth.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Far field single shot profiles of the up-converted radiation recorded with an IF at the output of the second BBO crystal by a 14 bit CCD camera. Original pump beam size ∼ 700 μm, energy of the pump ∼ 500 μJ. In (b) the SFG crystal was tuned identically to the first BBO, while in (a) and (c) it was tilted by +1° and −1° respectively. Note that a large pinhole was used to select the radiation around the reconstructed pump.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Far field single shot profile of the up-converted radiation recorded without IF at the output of the second BBO crystal by a 14 bit CCD camera. Original pump beam size was ∼ 1mm, energy of the pump ∼500 μJ. By comparison the far field of the input pump is shown in the white inset box. In (b) a transverse section of the reconstructed pump far field profile is shown (blue line) and compared with the transverse section of the far field profile presented in Fig. 3b (light blue line).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

a) Spatio-temporal spectrum recorded without IF in the (ϑ, λ) domain by means of an imaging spectrometer and b) comparison with the fiber spectrometer measurement performed without any lens at about 30 cm from the second non linear crystal.

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Table 1 Summary of the Reconstructed Pump Characteristics, in Different Experimental Conditions *

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