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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 898–901

Energy-phase coupling inside sapphire-based f-2f nonlinear interferometers from 800 to 1940  nm

Claude Marceau, Guillaume Gingras, Steven Thomas, Yacine Kassimi, and Bernd Witzel  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 5, pp. 898-901 (2014)

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Energy-phase coupling inside f-2f nonlinear interferometers poses stringent limits on the tolerable pulse-to-pulse energy fluctuations of phase stable laser systems. Here we report a coupling coefficient of 220±20mrad per 1% energy increase at 800 nm. We also report coefficients from +320 to +820mrad per 1% energy increase in the 1140–1550 nm (signal) range. Finally, we report coefficients from 180 to +30mrad per 1% energy variation in the 1636–1940 nm range.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 14, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2014
Published: February 6, 2014

Claude Marceau, Guillaume Gingras, Steven Thomas, Yacine Kassimi, and Bernd Witzel, "Energy-phase coupling inside sapphire-based f-2f nonlinear interferometers from 800 to 1940  nm," Appl. Opt. 53, 898-901 (2014)

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