Abstract

We have experimentally investigated the combination of chirps of two ultrashort light pulses through self-diffraction induced by cascaded second-order frequency mixing in a β-barium borate crystal. Interaction of two pulses with equal carrier frequencies and opposite chirps yielded diffracted pulses with enhanced chirp. Perfect compressibility of the diffracted pulse indicates that phase distortion by intensity-dependent effects was negligible.

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1995 (1)

A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 60, 421 (1995).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

R. Danielius, A. Stabinis, G. Valiulis, A. Varanavičius, Opt. Commun. 105, 67 (1994).
[Crossref]

1993 (2)

1992 (1)

1990 (2)

H. J. Bakker, P. C. Planken, L. Kuipers, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. A 42, 4085 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. M. Weiner, D. E. Leaird, J. S. Patel, J. R. Wullert, Opt. Lett. 15, 326 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1987 (1)

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 59 (1987).
[Crossref]

Bakker, H. J.

H. J. Bakker, P. C. Planken, L. Kuipers, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. A 42, 4085 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Banfi, G. P.

Beržanskis, A.

A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 60, 421 (1995).
[Crossref]

Danielius, R.

A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 60, 421 (1995).
[Crossref]

R. Danielius, A. Stabinis, G. Valiulis, A. Varanavičius, Opt. Commun. 105, 67 (1994).
[Crossref]

R. Danielius, P. Di Trapani, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, D. Podėnas, G. P. Banfi, Opt. Lett. 18, 574 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

DeSalvo, R.

Di Trapani, P.

Dubietis, A.

A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 60, 421 (1995).
[Crossref]

R. Danielius, P. Di Trapani, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, D. Podėnas, G. P. Banfi, Opt. Lett. 18, 574 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hagan, D. J.

Kuipers, L.

H. J. Bakker, P. C. Planken, L. Kuipers, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. A 42, 4085 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lagendijk, A.

H. J. Bakker, P. C. Planken, L. Kuipers, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. A 42, 4085 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Leaird, D. E.

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 59 (1987).
[Crossref]

Patel, J. S.

Piskarskas, A.

A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 60, 421 (1995).
[Crossref]

R. Danielius, P. Di Trapani, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, D. Podėnas, G. P. Banfi, Opt. Lett. 18, 574 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Planken, P. C.

H. J. Bakker, P. C. Planken, L. Kuipers, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. A 42, 4085 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Podenas, D.

Sheik-Bahae, M.

Stabinis, A.

A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 60, 421 (1995).
[Crossref]

R. Danielius, A. Stabinis, G. Valiulis, A. Varanavičius, Opt. Commun. 105, 67 (1994).
[Crossref]

Stegeman, G.

Tan, H.

H. Tan, G. P. Banfi, A. Tomaselli, App. Phys. Lett. 63, 2472 (1993).
[Crossref]

Tomaselli, A.

H. Tan, G. P. Banfi, A. Tomaselli, App. Phys. Lett. 63, 2472 (1993).
[Crossref]

Valiulis, G.

R. Danielius, A. Stabinis, G. Valiulis, A. Varanavičius, Opt. Commun. 105, 67 (1994).
[Crossref]

Van Stryland, E. W.

Vanherzeele, H.

Varanavicius, A.

R. Danielius, A. Stabinis, G. Valiulis, A. Varanavičius, Opt. Commun. 105, 67 (1994).
[Crossref]

Weiner, A. M.

Wullert, J. R.

App. Phys. Lett. (1)

H. Tan, G. P. Banfi, A. Tomaselli, App. Phys. Lett. 63, 2472 (1993).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 60, 421 (1995).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-23, 59 (1987).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

R. Danielius, A. Stabinis, G. Valiulis, A. Varanavičius, Opt. Commun. 105, 67 (1994).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

H. J. Bakker, P. C. Planken, L. Kuipers, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. A 42, 4085 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the interaction. Pump beams p1 and p2 are polarized vertically; the sum frequency (sf) and second-harmonic (sp1) and (sp2) beams, horizontally. The c axis of the BBO crystal lies in the horizontal plane. The pump beams intersect in the vertical plane, and the crystal is tilted in the horizontal plane.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Autocorrelation traces of the pump pulse and the first diffracted pulse after the interaction (dashed and solid curves, respectively; the numbers indicate the pulse durations, assuming a Gaussian shape). (b) Corresponding spectra of the pump and the first diffracted pulse. The labels on the curves refer to the FWHM.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation traces of the compressed pump pulse before interaction (dashed curve) and the compressed first diffracted pulse (solid curve).

Equations (3)

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ω 1 ± ω 2 ± ω 3 ± ω 4 .
ω p 1 + ω p 1 - ω p 2 = ω d ( 1 ) , ω p 2 + ω p 2 - ω p 1 = ω d ( - 1 ) .
α p 1 + α p 1 - α p 2 = α d ( 1 ) , α p 2 + α p 2 - α p 1 = α d ( - 1 ) .

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