Abstract

By adiabatic difference-frequency generation in an aperiodically poled nonlinear crystal—a nonlinear optical analog of rapid adiabatic passage in a two-level atomic system—we demonstrate the conversion of a 110nm band from an octave-spanning Ti:sapphire oscillator to the infrared, spanning 1550 to 2450nm, with near-100% internal conversion efficiency. The experiment proves the principle of complete Landau-Zener adiabatic transfer in nonlinear optical wave mixing. Our implementation is a practical approach to the seeding of high-energy ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers.

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Baranova, N. B.

N. B. Baranova, M. A. Bolshtyanskii, and B. Y. Zel’dovich, Quantum Electronics 25, 638 (1995).
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Bauer, D.

Benedick, A.

Bhardwaj, S.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
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S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
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Bolger, J. A.

Bolshtyanskii, M. A.

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Bruner, B. D.

H. Suchowski, B. D. Bruner, A. Ganany-Padowicz, I. Juwiler, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. B 105, 697 (2011).
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Cerullo, G.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
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Charbonneau-Lefort, M.

Chen, L. J.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Chen, L.-J.

Chou, M. H.

Cirmi, G.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

K. H. Hong, S. W. Huang, J. Moses, X. Fu, C. J. Lai, G. Cirmi, A. Sell, E. Granados, P. Keathley, and F. X. Kärtner, Opt. Express 19, 15538 (2011).
[Crossref]

Dekorsy, T.

Dergachev, A.

Eggleton, B. J.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
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Eidam, T.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Falcao-Filho, E. L.

Fejer, M. M.

Forget, N.

Fu, X.

Fuji, T.

Galvanauskas, A.

Ganany-Padowicz, A.

H. Suchowski, B. D. Bruner, A. Ganany-Padowicz, I. Juwiler, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. B 105, 697 (2011).
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Granados, E.

Gu, X.

Guina, M.

Hadrich, S.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
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Harter, D.

Hong, K. H.

Huang, S. W.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Imeshev, G.

Ishii, N.

Juwiler, I.

H. Suchowski, B. D. Bruner, A. Ganany-Padowicz, I. Juwiler, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. B 105, 697 (2011).
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Kaplan, D.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keathley, P.

Killi, A.

Kleinbauer, J.

Krausz, F.

Kumkar, M.

Lai, C. J.

Li, E.

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Limpert, J.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Manzoni, C.

Metzger, T.

Misas, C. J.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Moses, J.

Mücke, O. D.

Neuhaus, J.

Oron, D.

H. Suchowski, V. Prabhudesai, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Express 17, 12731 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. Suchowski, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 78, 063821 (2008).
[Crossref]

Prabhudesai, V.

Roser, F.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Rothhardt, J.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Sander, M. Y.

Schimpf, D. N.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Seise, E.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Sell, A.

Silberberg, Y.

H. Suchowski, B. D. Bruner, A. Ganany-Padowicz, I. Juwiler, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. B 105, 697 (2011).
[Crossref]

H. Suchowski, V. Prabhudesai, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Express 17, 12731 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. Suchowski, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 78, 063821 (2008).
[Crossref]

Suchowski, H.

H. Suchowski, B. D. Bruner, A. Ganany-Padowicz, I. Juwiler, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. B 105, 697 (2011).
[Crossref]

H. Suchowski, V. Prabhudesai, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Opt. Express 17, 12731 (2009).
[Crossref]

H. Suchowski, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 78, 063821 (2008).
[Crossref]

Sutter, D. H.

Teisset, C.

Tunnermann, A.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

Weiler, S.

Zel’dovich, B. Y.

N. B. Baranova, M. A. Bolshtyanskii, and B. Y. Zel’dovich, Quantum Electronics 25, 638 (1995).
[Crossref]

Zhang, J.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

H. Suchowski, B. D. Bruner, A. Ganany-Padowicz, I. Juwiler, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Appl. Phys. B 105, 697 (2011).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[Crossref]

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

Nat. Photon. (1)

S. W. Huang, G. Cirmi, J. Moses, K. H. Hong, S. Bhardwaj, J. R. Birge, L. J. Chen, E. Li, B. J. Eggleton, G. Cerullo, and F. X. Kärtner, Nat. Photon. 5, 475 (2011).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

H. Suchowski, D. Oron, A. Arie, and Y. Silberberg, Phys. Rev. A 78, 063821 (2008).
[Crossref]

Quantum Electronics (1)

N. B. Baranova, M. A. Bolshtyanskii, and B. Y. Zel’dovich, Quantum Electronics 25, 638 (1995).
[Crossref]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. DM=dichroicmirror, SF10=8cm SF10 prism, CM=collimatingmirror, Si=1cm Si prism, LPF=longpassfilter, APD=PbSe amplified photodiode.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Oscilloscope traces of Si photodiode response to the 674nm to 686nm band of the Ti:S signal pulses transmitted through the APKTP crystal with (dashed line) >20ps delay or (dark solid line) 0 delay between the pump and signal pulses. The depletion of the synchronized Ti:S pulse at 30ns is 90%. Note, blocking the Ti:S pulse reveals a slight leakage of the strong pump pulse into the photodiode (light solid line).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Ti:S oscillator spectrum transmitted through the dichroic mirror. (b) Measured DFG idler spectrum (solid) and expected spectrum (dashed) based on simulated conversion of the signal spectrum in (a) to idler with a pump wavelength of 1047nm and 2.5GW/cm2 intensity. The shaded regions indicate the signal and idler bands chosen for conversion in the APKTP crystal.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured PbSe photodiode response plotted versus peak pump intensity. Error bars indicate the relative measurement error. Solid line: exponential fit A(1-exp[BI2]) of the experimental data. The adjusted R2=0.998. (Inset: Predicted conversion efficiency versus idler wavelength for several pump intensities based on numerical simulations.)

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