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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 21 — Oct. 12, 2009
  • pp: 18738–18744

Removing cross-phase modulation from midinfrared chirped-pulse upconversion spectra

Kevin F. Lee, Patrick Nuernberger, Adeline Bonvalet, and Manuel Joffre  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 21, pp. 18738-18744 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.018738


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Abstract

We observe that narrow spectral features in mid-infrared spectra obtained by chirped-pulse up-conversion are strongly distorted by cross-phase modulation between the mid-infrared field and the chirped pulse. We discuss the consequences of this effect on spectral resolution, and introduce a correction method that recovers masked lines. This simple correction can be applied either when the upconverted field is fully characterized, such as in multidimensional spectroscopy, or when causality can be used, such as in absorption spectroscopy, which we demonstrate experimentally.

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OCIS Codes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 7, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 24, 2009
Published: October 2, 2009

Citation
Kevin F. Lee, Patrick Nuernberger, Adeline Bonvalet, and Manuel Joffre, "Removing cross-phase modulation from midinfrared chirped-pulse upconversion spectra," Opt. Express 17, 18738-18744 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-21-18738


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