Abstract

We use time-domain spatially and spectrally resolved interferometry to investigate cross-polarized wave (XPW) generation in barium fluoride. We find that the XPW pulse is 3 smaller than the input in the spatiotemporal domain, regardless of input chirp. Additionally, we calculate a temporally dependent focal length resulting from the nonlinear interaction and discuss its implications.

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Adams, D.

Albert, O.

Amir, W.

Antonucci, L.

Burgy, F.

Canova, L.

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chambaret, J. P.

Cheriaux, G.

Childress, C.

Chvykov, V.

Durfee, C. G.

Etchepare, J.

Field, J. J.

Gabolde, P.

Hamoniaux, G.

Hrin, A.

Ina, H.

Joffre, M.

Jullien, A.

Kalinchenko, G.

Kane, S.

Kobayashi, S.

Kourtev, S.

Lepetit, L.

Lopez-Martens, R.

L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mercier, B.

Minkovski, N.

Mller, M.

Planchon, T. A.

Reed, S.

Rochereau, F. A.

Rousseau, J. P.

Rousseau, P.

Saltiel, S. M.

Squier, J. A.

Takeda, M.

Trebino, R.

Yanovsky, V.

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L. Canova, S. Kourtev, N. Minkovski, A. Jullien, R. Lopez-Martens, O. Albert, and S. M. Saltiel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 231102 (2008).
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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the apparatus used to collect the SSRI signal. β is the azimuthal rotation angle of the XPW crystal, and arrows indicate polarization directions. 95R and 50R are 95% and 50% reflective beam splitters, respectively; HWP, half-wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spatiotemporal images of (a) the chirped input pulse and (b) the resulting XPW pulse. (c) Temporal intensity profiles of the chirped input (dashed dark-gray) and the XPW (solid black). The light-gray dashed line represents the cube of the input profile.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Input spectrum and (b) XPW spectrum with FWHM XPW > 3 FWHM input . (c) Input and XPW spatially averaged spectra.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Input pulse; (b) XPW pulse; (c) input, input-cubed, and XPW pulses.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Measured temporal intensity (solid) and optical power (dashed) for both the fundamental and XPW. (b) Measured spectral intensity (solid) and optical power (dashed) for both fields. (c) Calculated results for (b) using the split-step algorithm.

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