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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11415–11425

Phase-sensitive image amplification with elliptical Gaussian pump

Michael Vasilyev, Nikolai Stelmakh, and Prem Kumar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11415-11425 (2009)

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We numerically analyze phase-sensitive parametric amplification and de-amplification of a multimode field representing a multi-pixel text image. We optimize pumping configuration and demonstrate that ~10-dB gain is achievable with relatively moderate ~10-kW total pump peak power available from compact pump sources.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(280.3640) Remote sensing and sensors : Lidar

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 30, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 18, 2009
Published: June 23, 2009

Michael Vasilyev, Nikolai Stelmakh, and Prem Kumar, "Phase-sensitive image amplification with elliptical Gaussian pump," Opt. Express 17, 11415-11425 (2009)

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