OSA's Digital Library

Chinese Optics Letters

Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2010
  • pp: 217–220

Numerical simulations of the impact of wavefront phase distortions of pump on the beam quality of OPA

Fuling Zhang, Yanhai Wang, Meizhi Sun, Qunyu Bi, Xinglong Xie, and Zunqi Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 217-220 (2010)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (582 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


A numerical model of optical parametric amplification (OPA) is introduced to investigate the impact of wavefront phase distortion of pump on the beam quality of signal. Numerical results show that the unidentical walk-off directions of the pump and the idler waves are the main factors leading to the transfer of wavefront phase distortions of the pump to the signal, and by reducing the angle between the two directions, the beam quality factor (M2) can be greatly decreased and hence the good beam quality of the signal can be maintained.

© 2010 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

Fuling Zhang, Yanhai Wang, Meizhi Sun, Qunyu Bi, Xinglong Xie, and Zunqi Lin, "Numerical simulations of the impact of wavefront phase distortions of pump on the beam quality of OPA," Chin. Opt. Lett. 8, 217-220 (2010)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, Opt. Commun. 144, 125 (1997).
  2. M. J. Guardalben, J. Keegan, L. J. Waxer, V. Bagnoud, I. A. Begishev, J. Puth, and J. D. Zuegel, Opt. Express 11, 2511 (2003).
  3. I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, G. H. C. New. and K. Osvay, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2945 (2002)
  4. I. N. Ross, G. H. C. New, and P. K. Bates, Opt. Commun. 273, 510 (2007).
  5. C. Dorrer, A. V. Okishev, I. A. Begishev, J. D. Zuegel, V. I. Smirnov, and L. B. Glebov, Opt. Lett. 32, 2378 (2007).
  6. Y. Wang, X. Pan, J. Wang, L.Wang, X. Li, and Z. Lin, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 29, 980 (2009).
  7. I. Jovanovic, J. R. Schmidt, and C. A. Ebbers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 4125 (2003).
  8. I. Jovanovic, B. J. Comaskey, and D. M. Pennington, J. Appl. Phys. 90, 4328 (2001).
  9. X. Wei, L. Qian, P. Yuan, H. Zhu, and D. Fan, Opt. Express 16, 8904 (2008).
  10. R. A. Baumgartner and R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 15, 432 (1979).
  11. D. Eimerl, J. M. Auerbach, and P. W. Milonni. J. Mod. Opt. 42, 1037 (1995).
  12. Y.-H. Wang, X. Pan, X.-C. Li, and Z.-Q Lin, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 024211 (2009).
  13. Q. Yang, A. Guo, X. Xie, F. Zhang, M. Sun, Q. Gao, M. Li, and Z. Lin, Chinese J. Lasers (in Chinese) 35, 1970 (2008).
  14. A. E. Siegman, Proc. SPIE 1224, 2 (1990).
  15. A. V. Smith and M. S. Bowers, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 12, 49 (1995).
  16. A. E. Siegman, G. Nemes, and J. Serna, in DPSS (Diode Pumped Solid State) Lasers: Applications and Issues, M. Dowley, edn., OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Op- tical Society of America) 17, MQ1 (1998).
  17. V. Bagnoud, M. J. Guardalben, J. Puth, J. D. Zuegel, T. Mooney, and P. Dumas, Appl. Opt. 44, 282 (2005).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited