Abstract

Revisiting the pioneering work of Avizonis et al. [Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977)], we experimentally demonstrate that wave-front reversal of picosecond optical signals can be efficiently achieved with low-gain parametric amplification. The use of a KTP crystal permits forward phase conjugation of radiation with high divergence (40 mrad) and a broad spectrum (20 nm). The potential application of this technique to compensate for the group-velocity dispersion of standard optical fibers in the 1.55-μm window is discussed.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. B. Ya. Zel’dovich, V. V. Shkunov, Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 109 (1972).
  2. M. Cronin-Golomb, J. O. White, B. Fischer, A. Yariv, Opt. Lett. 7, 313 (1982).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Yariv, J. Au Yeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 635 (1978).
    [CrossRef]
  4. A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 463 (1979).
    [CrossRef]
  5. N. S. Shiren, R. L. Melcher, in Phonon Scattering in Solids, L. J. Challis, V. W. Rampton, A. G. Wyatt, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1976), p. 405.
    [CrossRef]
  6. J. P. Huignard, J. P. Herriau, P. Aubourg, E. Spitz, Opt. Lett. 4, 21 (1979).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. M. C. Tatham, G. Sherlock, L. D. Westbrook, Electron. Lett. 29, 1851 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  8. A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J. P. Huignard, J. P. Pocholle, Opt. Lett. 20, 548 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. J. T. Hunt, K. R. Manes, P. A. Renard, Appl. Opt. 32, 5973 (1993).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
    [CrossRef]
  11. N. B. Baranova, B. Ya. Zel’dovich, Sov. Phys. Dokl. 27, 222 (1982).
  12. J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 1918 (1962).
  13. J. D. Bierlein, A. Ferreti, L. H. Brixner, W. Y. Hsu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1216 (1987).
    [CrossRef]

1995

1993

J. T. Hunt, K. R. Manes, P. A. Renard, Appl. Opt. 32, 5973 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. C. Tatham, G. Sherlock, L. D. Westbrook, Electron. Lett. 29, 1851 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1987

J. D. Bierlein, A. Ferreti, L. H. Brixner, W. Y. Hsu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1216 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1982

M. Cronin-Golomb, J. O. White, B. Fischer, A. Yariv, Opt. Lett. 7, 313 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. B. Baranova, B. Ya. Zel’dovich, Sov. Phys. Dokl. 27, 222 (1982).

1979

1978

A. Yariv, J. Au Yeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 635 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1977

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

1972

B. Ya. Zel’dovich, V. V. Shkunov, Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 109 (1972).

1962

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 1918 (1962).

Armstrong, J. A.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 1918 (1962).

Au Yeung, J.

A. Yariv, J. Au Yeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 635 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Aubourg, P.

Avizonis, P. V.

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Baranova, N. B.

N. B. Baranova, B. Ya. Zel’dovich, Sov. Phys. Dokl. 27, 222 (1982).

Bierlein, J. D.

J. D. Bierlein, A. Ferreti, L. H. Brixner, W. Y. Hsu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1216 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Bloembergen, N.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 1918 (1962).

Bomberger, W. D.

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Brignon, A.

Brixner, L. H.

J. D. Bierlein, A. Ferreti, L. H. Brixner, W. Y. Hsu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1216 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Cronin-Golomb, M.

Ducuing, J.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 1918 (1962).

Fekete, D.

A. Yariv, J. Au Yeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 635 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Ferreti, A.

J. D. Bierlein, A. Ferreti, L. H. Brixner, W. Y. Hsu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1216 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Feugnet, G.

Fischer, B.

Herriau, J. P.

Hopf, F. A.

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Hsu, W. Y.

J. D. Bierlein, A. Ferreti, L. H. Brixner, W. Y. Hsu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1216 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Huignard, J. P.

Hunt, J. T.

Jacobs, S. F.

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Manes, K. R.

Melcher, R. L.

N. S. Shiren, R. L. Melcher, in Phonon Scattering in Solids, L. J. Challis, V. W. Rampton, A. G. Wyatt, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1976), p. 405.
[CrossRef]

Pepper, D. M.

A. Yariv, J. Au Yeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 635 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Pershan, P. S.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 1918 (1962).

Pocholle, J. P.

Renard, P. A.

Sherlock, G.

M. C. Tatham, G. Sherlock, L. D. Westbrook, Electron. Lett. 29, 1851 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Shiren, N. S.

N. S. Shiren, R. L. Melcher, in Phonon Scattering in Solids, L. J. Challis, V. W. Rampton, A. G. Wyatt, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1976), p. 405.
[CrossRef]

Shkunov, V. V.

B. Ya. Zel’dovich, V. V. Shkunov, Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 109 (1972).

Spitz, E.

Tatham, M. C.

M. C. Tatham, G. Sherlock, L. D. Westbrook, Electron. Lett. 29, 1851 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Tomita, A.

A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 463 (1979).
[CrossRef]

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Westbrook, L. D.

M. C. Tatham, G. Sherlock, L. D. Westbrook, Electron. Lett. 29, 1851 (1993).
[CrossRef]

White, J. O.

Womack, K. H.

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

Yariv, A.

M. Cronin-Golomb, J. O. White, B. Fischer, A. Yariv, Opt. Lett. 7, 313 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Yariv, J. Au Yeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 635 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Zel’dovich, B. Ya.

N. B. Baranova, B. Ya. Zel’dovich, Sov. Phys. Dokl. 27, 222 (1982).

B. Ya. Zel’dovich, V. V. Shkunov, Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 109 (1972).

Appl. Opt.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

P. V. Avizonis, F. A. Hopf, W. D. Bomberger, S. F. Jacobs, A. Tomita, K. H. Womack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 31, 435 (1977).
[CrossRef]

A. Yariv, J. Au Yeung, D. Fekete, D. M. Pepper, Appl. Phys. Lett. 32, 635 (1978).
[CrossRef]

A. Tomita, Appl. Phys. Lett. 34, 463 (1979).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Bierlein, A. Ferreti, L. H. Brixner, W. Y. Hsu, Appl. Phys. Lett. 50, 1216 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

M. C. Tatham, G. Sherlock, L. D. Westbrook, Electron. Lett. 29, 1851 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 1918 (1962).

Sov. Phys. Dokl.

N. B. Baranova, B. Ya. Zel’dovich, Sov. Phys. Dokl. 27, 222 (1982).

Sov. Phys. JETP

B. Ya. Zel’dovich, V. V. Shkunov, Sov. Phys. JETP 15, 109 (1972).

Other

N. S. Shiren, R. L. Melcher, in Phonon Scattering in Solids, L. J. Challis, V. W. Rampton, A. G. Wyatt, eds. (Plenum, New York, 1976), p. 405.
[CrossRef]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Phase of the idler generated by the parametric interaction versus the phase of the signal input for a null pump phase.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic drawing of the setup used for observation of phase conjugation. The collimated pump and the diverging signal input beams are linearly polarized and excite the extraordinary axis of the KTP crystal. DM, dichroic mirror; HS, harmonic stop; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; Pc; conjugate plane; Pa, amplified plane; Ps, source plane.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Patterns recorded at 1064 nm corresponding to the signal input in plane Ps, to the amplified signal in plane Pa, and to the conjugate wave in plane Pc. The data at the left and at the right are associated with a signal input generated by the diffraction of a Gaussian spot and by the diffraction of two spots, respectively. The scale of each pattern is indicated.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Theoretical conversion efficiency of the parametric generation versus the direction of incidence of the signal wave in planes θ (a) and φ (b). A KTP crystal, 7 mm in length, with a pump intensity set to 160 MW/cm2, is considered.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Theoretical conversion efficiency of the parametric generation versus the wavelength λ of the signal input for a fixed pump wavelength of 532 nm.

Equations (1)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

d F o * / d z = i Γ H * F e exp ( i Δ k z ) , d F e * / d z = i Γ H * F 0 exp ( i Δ k z ) , d H / d z = 2 i Γ F e F o exp ( i Δ k z ) ,

Metrics