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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 19 — Sep. 17, 2007
  • pp: 12246–12251

Parametric frequency conversion of short optical pulses controlled by a CW background

Matteo Conforti, Fabio Baronio, Antonio Degasperis, and Stefan Wabnitz  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 19, pp. 12246-12251 (2007)

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We predict that parametric sum-frequency generation of an ultra-short pulse may result from the mixing of an ultra-short optical pulse with a quasi-continuous wave control. We analytically show that the intensity, time duration and group velocity of the generated idler pulse may be controlled in a stable manner by adjusting the intensity level of the background pump.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 19, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 22, 2007
Published: September 11, 2007

Matteo Conforti, Fabio Baronio, Antonio Degasperis, and Stefan Wabnitz, "Parametric frequency conversion of short optical pulses controlled by a CW background," Opt. Express 15, 12246-12251 (2007)

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