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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 895–905

Theoretical and numerical investigations of parametric transfer via difference-frequency generation for indirect mid-infrared pulse shaping

Jerry Prawiharjo, Hazel S. S. Hung, David C. Hanna, and David P. Shepherd  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 4, pp. 895-905 (2007)

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We theoretically and numerically investigate indirect mid-infrared pulse shaping via parametric transfer, specifically difference-frequency generation. We define a quantitative measure for the fidelity of parametric transfer and investigate the effect of material dispersion and process nonlinearity on the parametric transfer. We show that a good fidelity transfer of a broad-bandwidth pulse can be efficiently achieved with a reasonable wavelength tunability, by careful design of the experimental configuration.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 14, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 13, 2006
Published: March 15, 2007

Jerry Prawiharjo, Hazel S. S. Hung, David C. Hanna, and David P. Shepherd, "Theoretical and numerical investigations of parametric transfer via difference-frequency generation for indirect mid-infrared pulse shaping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 895-905 (2007)

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