Abstract

We describe theoretically a method of obtaining pulse compression and simultaneously improving amplification in a degenerate optical parametric amplifier by use of quasi-phase-matched engineered crystals. The scheme combines the possibility of increasing the signal spectral bandwidth that is offered by a degenerate parametric amplifier with the ability of engineered aperiodically poled crystals to compensate for group-velocity mismatch.

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2000 (2)

1999 (1)

H. Kapteyn and M. M. Murnane, Phys. World 12(1), 31 (1999).

1998 (1)

S. Backus, C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).

1997 (3)

1989 (1)

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989).

1969 (1)

W. H. Glenn, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 284 (1969).

1968 (1)

J. Colmy and E. Garmine, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 7 (1968).

Arbore, M. A.

Artigas, D.

Backus, S.

S. Backus, C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).

Chou, M. H.

Colmy, J.

J. Colmy and E. Garmine, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 7 (1968).

Durfee, C.

S. Backus, C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).

Ebrahimzadeh, M.

Fejer, M. M.

Fermann, M.

Galvanauskas, A.

Garmine, E.

J. Colmy and E. Garmine, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 7 (1968).

Glenn, W. H.

W. H. Glenn, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 284 (1969).

Harter, D.

Imeshev, G.

Jundt, D. H.

Kapteyn, H.

H. Kapteyn and M. M. Murnane, Phys. World 12(1), 31 (1999).

Kapteyn, H. C.

S. Backus, C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).

Loza-Alvarez, P.

Marco, O.

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989).

Missey, M.

Murnane, M. M.

H. Kapteyn and M. M. Murnane, Phys. World 12(1), 31 (1999).

S. Backus, C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).

Reid, D. T.

Sibbett, W.

Zewail, A. H.

A. H. Zewail, Angew. Chem. 39, 2587 (2000).

Angew. Chem. (1)

A. H. Zewail, Angew. Chem. 39, 2587 (2000).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Colmy and E. Garmine, Appl. Phys. Lett. 12, 7 (1968).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

W. H. Glenn, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 284 (1969).

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. World (1)

H. Kapteyn and M. M. Murnane, Phys. World 12(1), 31 (1999).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

S. Backus, C. Durfee, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Signal-pulse duration (solid curves) and gain (dashed curves) in a PPLN-based OPA. (a) Dependence in terms of (a) the crystal length and (b) the pump chirp when the crystal is cut to the optimal gain length (0.9 mm).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Signal-pulse duration (solid curves) and gain (dashed curves) in a 5-mm-thick APPLN OPA with grating G3 as a function of the initial pump–signal phase difference ϕ0. A–D indicate the corresponding intensity profiles shown in (b). The arrows in the intensity profile plots show the points where the pulse duration (FWHM) is calculated.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Signal-pulse duration (a) and gain (b) in APPLN OPAs as a function of the crystal length. The dashed curves correspond to crystal grating G3 when the initial pump–signal phase difference is ϕ0=0. The solid curves correspond to the duration when transform-limited output signal pulses and maximum gain are obtained for the three grating chirps.

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iA1z,tz+i k1A1z,tt-12k12A1z,tt2+σzΓ1A1*z,tA2z,texpiΔkz=0,
iA2z,tz+i k2A2z,tt-12k22A2z,tt2+σzΓ2A12z,texp-iΔkz=0,

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