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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2006
  • pp: 318–325

Numerical simulations of optical parametric amplification cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating

Xuan Liu, Aparna Prasad Shreenath, Mark Kimmel, Rick Trebino, Arlee V. Smith, and Stephan Link  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 2, pp. 318-325 (2006)

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We perform numerical simulations of cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating with the nonlinearities, optical parametric amplification, and difference-frequency generation for measuring broadband pulses. We show that use of a noncollinear beam geometry that matches the group velocities of the pump, signal, and idler pulses permits use of relatively thick crystals for high gain without significant distortion in the measured trace, yielding bandwidths of 100 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear
(300.6530) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultrafast

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 12, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 24, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2005

Xuan Liu, Aparna Prasad Shreenath, Mark Kimmel, Rick Trebino, Arlee V. Smith, and Stephan Link, "Numerical simulations of optical parametric amplification cross-correlation frequency-resolved optical gating," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 318-325 (2006)

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