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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3073–3082

Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer

Jean-Thomas Gomes, Ludovic Grossard, Damien Ceus, Sébastien Vergnole, Laurent Delage, François Reynaud, Harald Herrmann, and Wolfgang Sohler  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3073-3082 (2013)

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This paper reports on the experimental implementation of an interferometer featuring sum frequency generation (SFG) processes powered by a pump spectral doublet. The aim of this configuration is to allow the use of the SFG process over an enlarged spectral domain. By analyzing the converted signal, we experimentally demonstrate a frequency spectral compression effect from the infrared input signal to the visible one converted through the SFG process. Recently, such a compression effect has been numerically demonstrated by Wabnitz et al. We also verify experimentally that we fully retrieve the temporal coherence properties of the infrared input signal in the visible field. The experimental setup permits to demonstrate an experimental frequency spectral compression factor greater than 4. This study takes place in the general field of coherence analysis through second order non-linear processes.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing
(110.2650) Imaging systems : Fringe analysis

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 19, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 17, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2013
Published: January 31, 2013

Jean-Thomas Gomes, Ludovic Grossard, Damien Ceus, Sébastien Vergnole, Laurent Delage, François Reynaud, Harald Herrmann, and Wolfgang Sohler, "Demonstration of a frequency spectral compression effect through an up-conversion interferometer," Opt. Express 21, 3073-3082 (2013)

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