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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 5, Iss. 2 — Jul. 19, 1999
  • pp: 21–27

Interferometric nonlinear mixing in multiple-pass femtosecond optical parametric amplification

J.M. Fraser and K.C. Hall  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 5, Issue 2, pp. 21-27 (1999)

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We demonstrate that in multi-stage optical parametric amplifiers, spatial and temporal overlap of all products and pump on subsequent passes lead to strongly phase-dependent conversion, which has important consequences for output noise and beam profile characteristics. We verify a simple method to avoid this interferometric process.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: July 12, 1999
Published: July 19, 1999

James Fraser and Kimberley Hall, "Interferometric nonlinear mixing in multiple-pass femtosecond optical parametric amplification.," Opt. Express 5, 21-27 (1999)

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