Abstract

We theoretically and experimentally investigate multistep parametric processes in broadband optical parametric generators (OPGs) based on periodically poled 1 mol. % MgO-doped stoichiometric LiTaO3. We demonstrate that parametric collateral processes may deplete or enhance spectral portions of the OPG output, depending on pump pulse duration.

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[CrossRef]

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O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006

2004

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

1997

G. I. Stegeman, Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 9, 139 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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Baronio, F.

M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and C. De Angelis, Phys. Rev. A 81, 053841 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Belostotsky, A. L.

Bliss, D.

Boyd, R. W.

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, 1992).

Butkus, R.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Canalias, C.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 85, 73 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Cerullo, G.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Cha, M.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Conforti, M.

M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and C. De Angelis, Phys. Rev. A 81, 053841 (2010).
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Danielius, R.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
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De Angelis, C.

M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and C. De Angelis, Phys. Rev. A 81, 053841 (2010).
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De Silvestri, S.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Dubietis, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
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Duering, M. W.

Fejer, M.

Fragemann, A.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 85, 73 (2006).
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Gallo, K.

Harris, J.

Kim, B. J.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kolev, V. Z.

Kuo, P.

Laurell, F.

M. Levenius, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, and K. Gallo, Opt. Express 19, 4121 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 85, 73 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Leonov, A. S.

Levenius, M.

Lim, H. H.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Luther-Davies, B.

Meleshko, A. V.

Pandiyan, K.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Pasiskevicius, V.

M. Levenius, V. Pasiskevicius, F. Laurell, and K. Gallo, Opt. Express 19, 4121 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 85, 73 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Prakash, O.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Rhee, B.

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Simanovskii, D.

Stabinis, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stegeman, G. I.

G. I. Stegeman, Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 9, 139 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tiihonen, M.

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 85, 73 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Vodopyanov, K.

Weyburne, D.

Yu, X.

Appl. Phys. B

M. Tiihonen, V. Pasiskevicius, A. Fragemann, C. Canalias, and F. Laurell, Appl. Phys. B 85, 73 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Prakash, H. H. Lim, B. J. Kim, K. Pandiyan, M. Cha, and B. Rhee, Appl. Phys. B 92, 535 (2008).
[CrossRef]

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, Appl. Phys. B 79, 693 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

M. Conforti, F. Baronio, and C. De Angelis, Phys. Rev. A 81, 053841 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Semiclass. Opt.

G. I. Stegeman, Quantum Semiclass. Opt. 9, 139 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

G. Cerullo and S. De Silvestri, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74, 1 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic, 1992).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Interaction paths of multistep χ(2) processes triggered by broadband optical parametric generation (OPG) in a QPM medium. SFG, sum-frequency generation; DFG, difference-frequency generation. (b) Spectral signatures of OPG+SFG in the spectral domain (experimental data from [6]).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Simulated OPG response of a 1 cm-long PPMgSLT device in the presence of cascaded processes, with a Gaussian pump at λP=860nm, showing output spectra (one-dimensional plots) and OPG signal evolution inside the device (contour plots). Input pulse durations: (a) 10 ps, (b) 0.7 ps. Peak intensities: (a) 7GW/cm2; (b) 15GW/cm2. The results are numerical solutions of Eq. (1) averaged over 30 realizations.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Averaged total field evolution in the time domain, corresponding to the configurations of Fig. 2, namely, Gaussian pump pulses of (a) 10 ps and (b) 0.7 ps.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

OPG spectra measured with a pulsed pump at 860 nm, with Gaussian pulse durations of 6.1 ps (red line) and 1.7 ps (black line), at 6GW/cm2 in a 1 cm PPMgSLT crystal.

Equations (1)

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dAdz+iDA=iχ(2)ω024β0c2(1iω0τ)[A2eiϕ+2|A|2eiϕ],

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