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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1587–1591

High-order parametric amplifiers

S. Meyer, B. N. Chichkov, and B. Wellegehausen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 9, pp. 1587-1591 (1999)

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Prospects for the development of high-order parametric amplifiers as an alternative to the existing inversion-based soft-x-ray lasers are analyzed. We show how the problem of phase matching can be solved. The possibility of gain transfer from a low-order parametric process to the high-order process is discussed. Initial encouraging experimental results toward the demonstration of high-order parametric amplifiers are reported.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

S. Meyer, B. N. Chichkov, and B. Wellegehausen, "High-order parametric amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1587-1591 (1999)

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