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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 5, 2014
  • pp: 11079–11089

Vortex algebra by multiply cascaded four-wave mixing of femtosecond optical beams

Peter Hansinger, Georgi Maleshkov, Ivan L. Garanovich, Dmitry V. Skryabin, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, and Gerhard G. Paulus  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 11079-11089 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.011079


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Abstract

Experiments performed with different vortex pump beams show for the first time the algebra of the vortex topological charge cascade, that evolves in the process of nonlinear wave mixing of optical vortex beams in Kerr media due to competition of four-wave mixing with self-and cross-phase modulation. This leads to the coherent generation of complex singular beams within a spectral bandwidth larger than 200nm. Our experimental results are in good agreement with frequency-domain numerical calculations that describe the newly generated spectral satellites.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 3, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 8, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2014
Published: May 1, 2014

Citation
Peter Hansinger, Georgi Maleshkov, Ivan L. Garanovich, Dmitry V. Skryabin, Dragomir N. Neshev, Alexander Dreischuh, and Gerhard G. Paulus, "Vortex algebra by multiply cascaded four-wave mixing of femtosecond optical beams," Opt. Express 22, 11079-11089 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-9-11079


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