Abstract

We demonstrate the excitation of solitons in a parametric amplifier with enhanced signal content through the use of a chirped-period quasi-phase-matching grating. This technique affords a low soliton threshold at the input end of a parametric amplifier, and the subsequent transformation to a desired soliton that exists at nonzero wave-vector mismatch through the use of a linearly chirped quasi-phase-matching grating. This approach has an advantage over direct excitation of solitons at nonzero wave-vector mismatch in uniform nonlinear materials and holds potential for improving the efficiency and mode quality of high-gain parametric amplifiers.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
Related Articles
Efficiency-enhanced soliton optical parametric amplifier

Silvia Carrasco Rodriguez, Juan P. Torres, Lluis Torner, and Martin M. Fejer
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19(6) 1396-1400 (2002)

High repetition rate tunable femtosecond pulses and broadband amplification from fiber laser pumped parametric amplifier

T. V. Andersen, O. Schmidt, C. Bruchmann, J. Limpert, C. Aguergaray, E. Cormier, and A. Tünnermann
Opt. Express 14(11) 4765-4773 (2006)

Adiabatic compression of quadratic temporal solitons in aperiodic quasi-phase-matching gratings

Xianglong Zeng, Satoshi Ashihara, Nobuhide Fujioka, Tsutomu Shimura, and Kazuo Kuroda
Opt. Express 14(20) 9358-9370 (2006)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription