Abstract

We demonstrate the versatile broadband wavelength tunability of frequency upconverted multicolor cascaded four-wave-mixing (CFWM) signals spanning the continuous wavelength range from UV to near IR in a thin type-I BBO crystal using 35 fs, 800 nm fundamental and chirped IR supercontinuum white light pulses. Two sets of spatially dispersed CFWM laser sidebands are concomitantly generated from two incident pulses as well as their second-harmonic-generation and sum-frequency-generation pulses in a crossing geometry. The tunable cascaded signals with ultrabroad bandwidth can be readily achieved via spatially rotating the BBO crystal to different phase-matching conditions and temporally varying the time delay between the two incident near-IR pulses.

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2011

2010

J. Liu and T. Kobayashi, Sensors 10, 4296 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

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[CrossRef]

2008

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H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, and E. Hanamura, Phys. Rev. B 75, 024102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Zhi and A. V. Sokolov, Opt. Lett. 32, 2251 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, and K. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083902 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2003

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2000

1993

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Danielius, R.

Dos Santos, A.

Dubietis, A.

Fang, C.

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Guerreiro, A.

J. T. Mendonca, H. Crespo, and A. Guerreiro, Opt. Commun. 188, 383 (2001).
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Han, F.

W. Liu, F. Han, C. Smith, and C. Fang, J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 10535 (2012).
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Kobayashi, T.

Liu, J.

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[CrossRef]

Matsuki, H.

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, and E. Hanamura, Phys. Rev. B 75, 024102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Mendonca, J. T.

R. Weigand, J. T. Mendonca, and H. M. Crespo, Phys. Rev. A 79, 063838 (2009).
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H. Crespo, J. T. Mendonca, and A. Dos Santos, Opt. Lett. 25, 829 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Piskarskas, A.

Podenas, D.

Silva, J. L.

Silvestri, S. D.

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

Smith, C.

W. Liu, F. Han, C. Smith, and C. Fang, J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 10535 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Sokolov, A. V.

Trapani, P. D.

Weigand, R.

J. L. Silva, H. M. Crespo, and R. Weigand, Appl. Opt. 50, 1968 (2011).
[CrossRef]

R. Weigand, J. T. Mendonca, and H. M. Crespo, Phys. Rev. A 79, 063838 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Wu, J.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, and K. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083902 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wu, K.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, and K. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083902 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xu, H.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, and K. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083902 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, H.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, and K. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083902 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

Zhi, M.

Zhu, L.

Appl. Opt.

J. Phys. Chem. B

W. Liu, F. Han, C. Smith, and C. Fang, J. Phys. Chem. B 116, 10535 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

J. T. Mendonca, H. Crespo, and A. Guerreiro, Opt. Commun. 188, 383 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

R. Weigand, J. T. Mendonca, and H. M. Crespo, Phys. Rev. A 79, 063838 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B

H. Matsuki, K. Inoue, and E. Hanamura, Phys. Rev. B 75, 024102 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

H. Zeng, J. Wu, H. Xu, and K. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 083902 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

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

Sensors

J. Liu and T. Kobayashi, Sensors 10, 4296 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Photograph of the sideband signals of SFG-CFWM at PMC 1. (b) Photograph of the sideband signals at PMC 2; BUMA signals S+i are assigned to upconverted CFWM processes, while Si are attributed to the downconverted SFG’-CFWM. (c) Photograph of the CFWM sideband array generated in an isotropic 0.15 mm thick BK7 glass plate. (d) Side view of the experimental setup with the BBO rotation denoted.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Normalized spectra of the sideband signals of SFG-CFWM at PMC 1. (b) Normalized spectra of the sideband signals of CFWM at PMC 2. (c) Normalized spectra of the weak sideband signals of SFG’-CFWM at PMC 2 of BBO.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Normalized S+1 spectra at various time delay between the fundamental and IR-SCWL pulses at PMC 2, collected with the time interval of 10fs. The black dashed line is the cross-correlation trace of SFG between FP and the SCWL pulse at PMC 1, while the black filled circles show the temporal profile of the integrated S+1 signal intensity at PMC 2 (top axis).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Broadband wavelength tunability of all the cascaded sideband signals in the observed pattern: blue stars, experimental results of CFWM and SFG-CFWM at different PMCs; red circles, calculated CFWM signals with the incident beam-crossing angle of 6° and SFG [or SFG’]-CFWM signals with a beam-crossing angle of 3° at PMC 1 [or 2] using Eq. (1).

Equations (1)

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cos(θ2)=12{[(m+1)k1+mk2]2kUm2(m2+m)k1k2}12,

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