Abstract

We report the first experimental observation, to our knowledge, of the self-trapping of light in walk-off-compensating optical tandems. The experiment was conducted with picosecond light pulses in a ten-plate optically contacted tandem made of potassium titanyl phosphate prepared for phase matching along a special geometry featuring a huge local walk-off. The observation should open the door to the exploration of multicomponent soliton formation in new classes of materials and settings.

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I. Ledoux, C. Lepers, A. Perigaud, J. Badan, and J. Zyss, Opt. Commun. 80, 149 (1990).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

L. Torner, S. Carrasco, J. P. Torres, L.-C. Crasovan, and D. Mihalache, Opt. Commun. 199, 277 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Phys. Rep. (1)

A. V. Buryak, P. Di Trapani, D. Skryabin, and S. Trillo, Phys. Rep. 370, 63 (2002).
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V. D. Volosov, A. G. Kalintsev, and V. N. Krylov, Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 2, 373 (1976).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Crystallographic topology of the optically contacted, walk-off-compensating KTP tandem. See text for full details.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Light output of the optical tandem under conditions of optimally phase-matched upconversion at low powers. (a), (d), FFo; (b), (e), FFe; (c), (f), SH. Input energy: top row, 2 µJ7 GW/cm2; bottom row 15 µJ60 GW/cm2. Input beam waist: 18 µm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Direct comparison between the output of the tandem and of a bulk crystal. Input (dashed) and output (solid) slices of the intensity profiles of the (a) FFo, (b) FFe, and (c) SH in the bulk (thick curves) and tandem (thin curves) samples. Intensity is normalized to the maximum value in all the cases. The relative position of the beams in the plot was chosen for easy comparison but does not correspond to the beam locations. Input energy: 15 µJ60 GW/cm2.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Light output from the tandem in downconversion. (a) FFo, (b) FFe, (c) SH. Input intensity: SH pump, 46 GW/cm2; FFo+e seed, 0.6 GW/cm2. Input waist of pump and seed beams: 27 µm. A beam waist larger than in upconversion was used to reduce the strength of TPA at 532 nm.

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