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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8920–8929

Optical-parametric-amplification imaging of complex objects

Peter M. Vaughan and Rick Trebino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8920-8929 (2011)

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We used ultrafast Fourier-plane optical-parametric-amplification (OPA) imaging to simultaneously image, wavelength-shift, and amplify complex two-dimensional objects with spatial features from 1.1 to 10.1 line pairs/millimeter (lp/mm) in the vertical dimension and from 2.0 to 16.0 lp/mm in the horizontal dimension, corresponding to a two-dimensional space-bandwidth product (SBP) of ~46,000. This represents an increase in image complexity over previous analogous OPA imaging systems by over three orders of magnitude. We observe both wavelength-shifting the image from 930nm to a wavelength of 700nm and image amplification by two orders of magnitude. Our wavelength-shifted image has a SBP of ~30,000.

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OCIS Codes
(110.3080) Imaging systems : Infrared imaging
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2011
Published: April 22, 2011

Peter M. Vaughan and Rick Trebino, "Optical-parametric-amplification imaging of complex objects," Opt. Express 19, 8920-8929 (2011)

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