Abstract

We propose a method for direct conversion of an ultrashort pulse into a monochromatic beam whose wave front either repeats or is related to the phase structure of the pulse or its spectrum. This can be done by sum-frequency generation of the spectrally resolved pulses. Experimentally, we projected two spectra of the same chirped pulse onto the nonlinear crystal so that the dispersions were opposite. After sum-frequency generation, a converging or diverging monochromatic beam was formed that was the analog of the pulse spectrum. We could determine the chirp value by the measurement of the wave-front radius.

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[CrossRef]

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A. Vankov, A. Kozlov, S. Chizhov, V. Yashin, Proc. SPIE 2095, 87 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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R. Trebino, D. J. Kane, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A10, 1101 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Eng. 31, 739 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

G. G. Gurzadyan, R. N. Gyuzalyan, I. S. Zakharkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1056 (1987).
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1985

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 59, 35 (1985).

1984

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1983

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Beliaev, A. G.

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Bownie, J. L.

Chizhov, S.

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Colombeau, B.

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Fittinghoff, D. N.

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Gurzadyan, G. G.

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Gyuzalyan, R. N.

G. G. Gurzadyan, R. N. Gyuzalyan, I. S. Zakharkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1056 (1987).
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Heritage, J. P.

A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1619 (1987).
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Jennings, R. T.

Kane, D. J.

R. Trebino, D. J. Kane, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A10, 1101 (1993).
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Kozlov, A.

A. Vankov, A. Kozlov, S. Chizhov, V. Yashin, Proc. SPIE 2095, 87 (1994).
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Krumbügel, M. A.

Kuvata-Gonokami, E.

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Mazurenko, Yu. T.

Yu. T. Mazurenko, A. G. Spiro, S. E. Putilin, A. G. Beliaev, E. B. Verkhovsky, Opt. Commun. 118, 594 (1995).
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Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Eng. 31, 739 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Appl. Phys. B 50, 101 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 59, 35 (1985).

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 57, 4 (1984).

Putilin, S. E.

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[CrossRef]

Shimizu, F.

E. Ema, E. Kuvata-Gonokami, F. Shimizu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2799 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Spiro, A. G.

Yu. T. Mazurenko, A. G. Spiro, S. E. Putilin, A. G. Beliaev, E. B. Verkhovsky, Opt. Commun. 118, 594 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Sweetser, J. N.

Trebino, R.

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Cl. Froehly, B. Colombeau, M. Vampouille, Prog. Opt. 20, 63 (1983).
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A. Vankov, A. Kozlov, S. Chizhov, V. Yashin, Proc. SPIE 2095, 87 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Yu. T. Mazurenko, A. G. Spiro, S. E. Putilin, A. G. Beliaev, E. B. Verkhovsky, Opt. Commun. 118, 594 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Walmsey, I. A.

Weiner, A. M.

A. M. Weiner, Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1619 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Yashin, V.

A. Vankov, A. Kozlov, S. Chizhov, V. Yashin, Proc. SPIE 2095, 87 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Zakharkin, I. S.

G. G. Gurzadyan, R. N. Gyuzalyan, I. S. Zakharkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1056 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Appl. Phys. B 50, 101 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

E. Ema, E. Kuvata-Gonokami, F. Shimizu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2799 (1991).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

R. Trebino, D. J. Kane, J. Opt. Soc. Am. A10, 1101 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

Yu. T. Mazurenko, A. G. Spiro, S. E. Putilin, A. G. Beliaev, E. B. Verkhovsky, Opt. Commun. 118, 594 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Eng.

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Eng. 31, 739 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Spectrosc.

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 59, 35 (1985).

Yu. T. Mazurenko, Opt. Spectrosc. (USSR) 57, 4 (1984).

Proc. SPIE

A. Vankov, A. Kozlov, S. Chizhov, V. Yashin, Proc. SPIE 2095, 87 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Opt.

Cl. Froehly, B. Colombeau, M. Vampouille, Prog. Opt. 20, 63 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Prog. Quantum Electron.

A. M. Weiner, Prog. Quantum Electron. 19, 161 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Phys. Appl.

A. M. Weiner, J. P. Heritage, Rev. Phys. Appl. 22, 1619 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron.

G. G. Gurzadyan, R. N. Gyuzalyan, I. S. Zakharkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 17, 1056 (1987).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Time–space transformations based on sum-frequency generation of spectral decomposition waves: N is a nonlinear crystal; other abbreviations are defined in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental (points) and calculated (line) dependences of curvature R−1 of the wave front of the sum-frequency beam on compressor base L.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental (points) and calculated (curve) dependences of pulse duration T on compressor base L.

Equations (9)

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P ( x ) R 1 ( α x ) R 2 ( α x ) .
p ( x ) r 1 ( γ x ) r 2 ( γ x + γ x ) d x .
d 2 φ ( ξ ) d ξ 2 = 1 2 [ 2 Φ ( Ω , ξ ) Ω 2 ] Ω = 0 .
R ( Ω ) exp [ ( a i b ) Ω 2 / 2 ] , r ( t ) exp [ ( a + i b ) t 2 2 ( a 2 + b 2 ) ] ,
P ( x ) exp [ ( a i b ) α 2 x 2 ] , p ( x ) = exp [ ( a + i b ) γ 2 x 2 4 ( a 2 + b 2 ) ] .
b c = 2 L ω 0 / c β c 2 ,
φ ( x ) = ( b s 2 L ω 0 / c β c 2 ) α 2 x 2 .
1 / R = 2 L α 2 / β c 2 const .
T = 2 ( ln 2 ) ( a 2 + b 2 ) / a ,

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