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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 680–697

Optical parametric amplifiers using nonuniform quasi-phase-matched gratings. II. Space-time evolution of light pulses

Mathieu Charbonneau-Lefort, Bedros Afeyan, and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 5, pp. 680-697 (2008)

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Optical parametric amplifiers using chirped quasi-phase-matching gratings offer gain over wide bandwidths, making them promising candidates for use in ultra-short-pulse laser systems. We discuss the space-time evolution of the amplified light pulses. In the case of a linear phase-matching profile, this problem is exactly solvable. The Green’s functions of the system are investigated in detail and used to calculate the pulse shapes in the long- and short-pulse regimes.

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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
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2007
Published: April 7, 2008

Mathieu Charbonneau-Lefort, Bedros Afeyan, and M. M. Fejer, "Optical parametric amplifiers using nonuniform quasi-phase-matched gratings. II. Space-time evolution of light pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 680-697 (2008)

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