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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 12903–12912

High visibility pump reconstruction via ultra broadband sum frequency mixing of intense phase-conjugated twin beams

Ottavia Jedrkiewicz, Jean-Luc Blanchet, Alessandra Gatti, Enrico Brambilla, and Paolo Di Trapani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 12903-12912 (2011)

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In this paper we show how after the generation of parametric down-conversion radiation (PDC) in the very high gain pulsed regime, we are able to reconstruct the pump via up-conversion of the twin beams originated from that PDC process. The peculiarity of the experiment is the ultra-broad spectral and angular bandwidth sent into the process of sum frequency mixing thanks to an achromatic imaging technique from the exit face of the PDC crystal using off-axis parabolic mirrors. The recorded spectra presented illustrate the high visibility recombination of the intense phase-conjugated signal and idler beams and pave the way for the investigation of both the spatial and temporal properties of the near field biphoton amplitude.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 7, 2011
Published: June 20, 2011

Ottavia Jedrkiewicz, Jean-Luc Blanchet, Alessandra Gatti, Enrico Brambilla, and Paolo Di Trapani, "High visibility pump reconstruction via ultra broadband sum frequency mixing of intense phase-conjugated twin beams," Opt. Express 19, 12903-12912 (2011)

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