Abstract

We theoretically and experimentally demonstrate that the bandwidth in a nondegenerate optical parametric amplifier can be substantially increased by noncollinear interaction in a quasi-phase-matched single-periodicity structure. Broadband amplification of signals between 1540 and 1720 nm was realized in periodically poled KTiOPO4. The achieved signal bandwidth of 6.9 THz at 1680 nm is large enough to accommodate sub-100 fs optical pulses.

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2002 (3)

2001 (1)

2000 (2)

1999 (3)

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V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).
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A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
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Adel, P.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
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Allott, R. M.

Bonner, R. A.

Boulanger, B.

Chen, C. T.

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Comaskey, B. J.

Coussat-Blanc, S.

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Danson, C. N.

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Ebbers, C. A.

Fallnich, C.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Feve, J. P.

Fragemann, A.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Freysz, E.

S. Coussat-Blanc, A. Ivanov, D. Lupinski, and E. Freysz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl 6  70, S247 (2000).
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Gruetzmacher, J. A.

J. A. Gruetzmacher and N. F. Scherer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2227 (2002).
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Hellström, J.

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hsu, C. W.

Hundertmark, H.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
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Ivanov, A.

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[CrossRef]

Jonusauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jovanovic, I.

Korn, G.

Laurell, F.

Lupinski, D.

S. Coussat-Blanc, A. Ivanov, D. Lupinski, and E. Freysz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl 6  70, S247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Matousek, P.

Menaert, B.

Morse, E. C.

Neely, D.

Noack, F.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Osvay, K.

Pacaud, O.

Pasiskevicius, V.

Pennington, D. M.

Pepler, D. A.

Petrov, V.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, and F. Noack, Opt. Commun. 169, 183 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, M. Wittmann, and G. Korn, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1539 (1999).
[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, F. Noack, V. Pasiskevicius, J. Hellström, and F. Laurell, Opt. Lett. 24, 1874 (1999).
[CrossRef]

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ross, I. N.

Rotermund, F.

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, and F. Noack, Opt. Commun. 169, 183 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Scherer, N. F.

J. A. Gruetzmacher and N. F. Scherer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2227 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, J. R.

I. Jovanovic, J. R. Schmidt, and C. A. Ebbers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4125 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Seifert, F.

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wittmann, M.

Yang, C. C.

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

S. Coussat-Blanc, A. Ivanov, D. Lupinski, and E. Freysz, Appl. Phys. B Suppl 6  70, S247 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

V. Petrov, F. Seifert, and F. Noack, Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 268 (1994).
[CrossRef]

I. Jovanovic, J. R. Schmidt, and C. A. Ebbers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4125 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 (1)

V. Petrov, F. Noack, F. Rotermund, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, F. Laurell, H. Hundertmark, P. Adel, and C. Fallnich, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Part 1 42, L1327 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

F. Rotermund, V. Petrov, and F. Noack, Opt. Commun. 169, 183 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

J. A. Gruetzmacher and N. F. Scherer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2227 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

OPA signal wavelength as a function of pump angle with the seed angle as a parameter. Theoretical (dashed curve) and experimental (crosses) values for collinear propagation are shown. Also shown are theoretical (solid curves) and experimental (triangles) values for noncollinear propagation.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Signal spectrum for collinear and two noncollinear signal and pump propagation configurations. Also shown are the corresponding idler wavelengths and the seed spectrum.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental (squares) and theoretical (curve) signal bandwidth as a function of the angle between the seed and the pump.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Angular dispersion as a function of the quasi-phase-matching period.

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k p sin α p k s sin α s k i sin α i = 0 ,
k p cos α p k s cos α s k i cos α i k g = 0 ,
α s ω s = 1 k s sin ( α i α s ) [ 1 v g i cos ( α i α s ) v g s ] ,

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