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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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Abstract

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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1. Introduction

Frequency conversion has been extensively used in the field of radio and microwave applications for a long time. This operation has been also achieved in the optical domain thanks to various nonlinear parametric interactions such as second harmonic, difference and sum frequency generation (SFG) in a nonlinear crystal or waveguide. In particular, SFG in a periodically poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN) crystal or waveguide allowed to convert an infrared wave into a visible one by using a pump source as shown in many applications [1

1. M. A. Albota and F. N. C. Wong, “Efficient single-photon counting at 1.55 mm by means of frequency upconversion,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1449–1451 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

4

4. K.-D. Bchter, H. Herrmann, C. Langrock, M.M. Fejer, and W. Sohler, “All-optical Ti:PPLN wavelength conversion modules for free-space optical transmission links in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 34, 470–472 (2009).

].

In the field of high resolution imaging, we have recently demonstrated the ability to analyze the coherence properties of an infrared source through an up-conversion process in a two and a three-arm interferometer [5

5. S. Brustlein, L. Del Rio, A. Tonello, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of an infrared-to-visible up-conversion interferometer for spatial coherence analysis,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 153903 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

,6

6. D. Ceus, A. Tonello, L. Grossard, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Phase closure retrieval in an infrared-to-visible upconversion interferometer for high resolution astronomical imaging,” Opt. Express 19, 8616–8624 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

]. All over these first experiments, we were limited by the intrinsic spectral acceptance of the PPLN waveguides: if a large spectral bandwidth source at infrared wavelengths is converted through a SFG process with a single line pump, the PPLN spectral acceptance limits the nonlinear effect to a very narrow spectral bandwidth of the source. To overcome this spectral limitation, several techniques have already been proposed, involving an up-conversion detector which samples [7

7. R. T. Thew, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Tunable upconversion photon detector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 071104 (2008). [CrossRef]

] or scans [8

8. Q. Zhang, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer,” Opt. Express 16, 19557–19561 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

] the input signal spectrum by using a tunable pump laser.

As a long term goal we intend to study a SFG process powered by a pump frequency comb to increase the spectral bandwidth to be analyzed while preserving signal coherence information.

Wabnitz et al. have recently demonstrated numerically that the use of a non-monochromatic pump source to power a SFG process, converting a large spectral bandwidth infrared signal, leads to a frequency spectral compression of the converted wave through the non-linear process [9

9. S. Wabnitz, A. Picozzi, A. Tonello, D. Modotto, and G. Millot, “Control of signal coherence in parametric frequency mixing with incoherent pumps: narrowband mid-infrared light generation by downconversion of broadband amplified spontaneous emission source at 1550 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3128–3135, (2012). [CrossRef]

].

We intend here to experimentally demonstrate this frequency spectral compression behaviour through a SFG process. We use a pump spectral doublet to convert an input spectral doublet. In this configuration, each line of the pump spectral doublet addresses a single line of the input spectral doublet. Through the signal temporal coherence analysis, we experimentally demonstrate the frequency spectral compression effect and we verify that the temporal coherence information of the infrared signal is fully retrieved in the converted visible field.

2. Simulation results

The sum frequency generation is a non-linear process where a signal and a pump wave interact in a non-linear medium to generate a converted wave [10

10. R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, New York, 2008), pp. 69–96. [CrossRef]

]. If νs and νp are the frequencies of the signal and pump waves respectively, the frequency of the converted wave is inferred from the energy conservation law: νc = νs + νp. The conversion efficiency strongly depends on the phase mismatch between the three interacting waves. In a PPLN waveguide, this phase mismatch is given by
Δk=2πc(ncνcnsνsnpνp+cΛ)
(1)
where nc, ns and np are the refractive indices of the fundamental modes in the Lithium Niobate waveguides at the converted, signal and pump frequencies respectively. Λ is the poling period of the PPLN. Thus, the normalized power conversion efficiency can be expressed as
η(νs,νp)=sinc2(ΔkL2)
(2)
where L is the PPLN length. For a given pump frequency, the full width at half maximum (FWHM) of the main lobe of the η(νs) curve defines the frequency spectral acceptance, i.e. the spectral signal bandwidth over which a significant conversion efficiency is observed. Figure 1 shows a color-map of the normalized conversion efficiency for any signal/pump couple around the mean pump frequency νp0=281,76 THz ( λp0=1064.0 nm) and the mean signal frequency νs0=194.35 THz ( λs0=1542.5nm).

Fig. 1 Normalized simulated sum frequency generation efficiency. The signal frequency νs (horizontal axis) is centered on νs0=194.35 THz ( λs0=1542.5 nm), and the pump frequency νp (vertical axis) is centered on νp0=281.76 THz ( λp0=1064.0 nm). The converted frequency is not represented here. For a perfect phase matching (red curve), νp depends linearly on νs

The red curve represents the maximum conversion efficiency, where the three interacting waves are perfectly phase matched (Δk = 0). In the pump and signal frequency ranges used here, this curve can be fitted by a linear function:
νp=a+bnumνs
(3)

Then, the energy conservation law writes
νc=a+(1+bnum)νs
(4)

Let us consider now an input signal with a large spectral width Δνs. We assume that the pump spectrum is flat and sufficiently broad to convert each frequency of the input signal with a maximum conversion efficiency. The spectral width of the converted field is then given by
Δνc=(1+bnum)Δνs
(5)

The converted spectrum undergoes a spectral compression by a factor
ρnum=ΔνsΔνc=|11+bnum|
(6)

The numerically estimated spectral compression factor ρnum depends on the slope bnum which is directly linked to the chromatic dispersion properties of the Lithium Niobate waveguide through Eq. (1). Here, a linear regression gives bnum = −1.213, leading to a compression factor ρnum = 4.70. Note that here bnum is negative, which means that the converted spectrum is also frequency–flipped.

The use of a broad pump spectrum is mandatory to obtain the frequency spectral compression effect. Indeed, with a monochromatic pump, the slope bnum is not defined and there is no frequency compression, as it has been investigated in [9

9. S. Wabnitz, A. Picozzi, A. Tonello, D. Modotto, and G. Millot, “Control of signal coherence in parametric frequency mixing with incoherent pumps: narrowband mid-infrared light generation by downconversion of broadband amplified spontaneous emission source at 1550 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3128–3135, (2012). [CrossRef]

] and [11

11. L. Del Rio, M. Ribiere, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “First demonstration of a temporal coherence analysis through a parametric interferometer,” Opt. Commun. 281, 2722–2726 (2008). [CrossRef]

].

3. Experimental setup

This interferometric configuration has two main goals. The first one is to experimentally demonstrate the frequency spectral compression [9

9. S. Wabnitz, A. Picozzi, A. Tonello, D. Modotto, and G. Millot, “Control of signal coherence in parametric frequency mixing with incoherent pumps: narrowband mid-infrared light generation by downconversion of broadband amplified spontaneous emission source at 1550 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3128–3135, (2012). [CrossRef]

]. Indeed, the line frequency separation change between the input and converted doublets can be extracted from the analysis of the fringe pattern envelopes [11

11. L. Del Rio, M. Ribiere, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “First demonstration of a temporal coherence analysis through a parametric interferometer,” Opt. Commun. 281, 2722–2726 (2008). [CrossRef]

]. The second goal is to validate that such a compression effect through the SFG preserves the temporal coherence of the input infrared field.

The setup is based on a Mach-Zehnder interferometer as shown on Fig. 2. The infrared spectral doublet under study is composed of a set of two balanced distributed-feedback (DFB) lasers lines at λs1 = 1542.12 nm (νs1 = 194.40 THz) and λs2 = 1543.81 nm (νs2 = 194.19 THz). The pump spectral doublet is also composed of two balanced DFB lasers lines with an emission at λp1 = 1063.3 nm (νp1 = 281.95 THz) and λp2 = 1064.3 nm (νp2 = 281.68 THz).

Fig. 2 Experimental setup of the up-conversion interferometer. OPM: optical path modulator, WDM: wavelength division multiplexer, L: lens, P: prism, IF: interference filter

The infrared input signal and the pump source are both equally shared between the two interferometric arms by two polarization maintaining and single-mode fiber couplers at their operating wavelength. A 10-cm stroke fibered delay line is inserted in the arm #2 to adjust the optical path difference (OPD) between the two arms in the infrared stage of the interferometer [12

12. L. M. Simohamed, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “An optical delay line with a 318 mm stroke,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 1005–1009 (1996). [CrossRef]

]. An optical path modulator (OPM) [13

13. L. Delage, F. Reynaud, and A. Lannes, “A laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links,” Appl. Opt. 39, 6406–6420 (2000). [CrossRef]

], with a 100-μm stroke, is inserted in the same arm for a fine OPD adjustment and to induce a temporal optical path modulation on the input signal. This allows to display the fringe pattern as a function of time. This device is driven by a triangular high voltage to induce sequenced linear OPDs as a function of time.

The infrared signal and pump sources are spectrally multiplexed together thanks to polarization maintaining fibered wavelength division multiplexers (WDM) before SFG stages on each arm of the interferometer.

Fig. 3 Positions of the experimental pump/signal couples on the normalized conversion efficiency curve linked to the PPLN waveguides

The emerging up-converted signals around λc = 629.7 nm (νc = 476.11 THz) are spectrally selected on each arm by a spectral filtering stage, composed of a dispersive prisms (P) and an interference filter (IF) centered on the mean converted wavelength. After this stage, the converted signals are spatially filtered thanks to single-mode polarization maintaining fibers at the converted wavelength. We have inserted another fiber delay line on arm #2, with a 10-cm stroke to control the OPD between the two arms of the interferometer on the visible stage. At the output of the up-conversion interferometer, we combine the two visible optical fields thanks to a polarization maintaining and single-mode fiber coupler. The resulting fringe pattern is then detected by a Silicon photodiode.

4. Demonstration of the frequency spectral compression effect

4.1. Phase propagation through the up-conversion interferometer

In this section, we explain how we can infer the frequency spectral compression effect thanks to the contrast evolution measurements as a function of the OPD applied before or after the SFG process. We focus our study on the phase propagation term of the two waves at frequencies νs1 and νs2, assuming the same intensity I0 through the two arms of the up-conversion interferometer. The equations below show the theoretical expressions of the phase terms as a function of the optical path on each stage and each arm (δIR1, δIR2, δVi1, δVi2) for the input and output spectral doublet (νs1, νs2 and νc1, νc2).

Infrared stage (νs)Visible stage (νc)

arm 1 ϕ1s1=2πcνs1δIR1 ϕ1c1=2πcνc1δVi1
ϕ1s2=2πcνs2δIR1 ϕ1c2=2πcνc2δVi1

arm 2 ϕ2s1=2πcνs1δIR2 ϕ2c1=2πcνc1δVi2
ϕ2s2=2πcνs2δIR2 ϕ2c2=2πcνc2δVi2

Phase difference (Δφ=φ2φ1) Δϕs1=2πcνs1(δIR2δIR1) Δϕc1=2πcνc1(δVi2δVi1)
Δϕs2=2πcνs2(δIR2δIR1) Δϕc2=2πcνc2(δVi2δVi1)

The OPM temporally modulates the phase of the input infrared signal on arm #2 and the optical path on this arm can be written as δIR2=δIR20+δ(t). Thanks to the property of phase conservation in a sum frequency generation process [11

11. L. Del Rio, M. Ribiere, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “First demonstration of a temporal coherence analysis through a parametric interferometer,” Opt. Commun. 281, 2722–2726 (2008). [CrossRef]

], the phase differences on the infrared stage (Δφs1, Δφs2) are transferred to the input of the visible stage on each arm of the interferometer. Then, the fringe pattern at the output of the interferometer can be written for each frequency νs1 and νs2 as a function of the optical path variation
I1(δ)=2I0(1+cos(Δϕs1+Δϕc1))
(7)
I2(δ)=2I0(1+cos(Δϕs2+Δϕc2))
(8)
The resulting interferometric signal Itot at the output of the interferometer is equal to the incoherent sum of these two fringe systems. The mathematical expression of the resulting signal Itot contains an envelope term ℰ(δ) modulating the fringes ℱ(δ). In the following, we focus on the envelope term expression and write Itot(δ) as
Itot(δ)=I1(δ)+I2(δ)=4I0(1+(δ)(δ))
(9)
with(δ)=cos(πΔδIRLbIR+πΔδViLbVi)
(10)
and(δ)=cos(2πcΔδIRνs¯+2πcΔδViνc¯)
(11)
where νs¯=(νs1+νs2)/2, νc¯=(νc1+νc2)/2, ΔδIR = δIR2δIR1, ΔδVi = δVi2δVi1, LbIR = cνs, LbVi = cνc, Δνs = νs1νs2 and Δνc = νc1νc2.

4.2. Experimental results

In a first step, we measured the maximum fringe contrast at the up-conversion interferometer output for a single line infrared signal (νs1) converted thanks to a single line pump source (νp2). The aim of this measurement was to calibrate the reliability of the setup. In this configuration, we obtained a contrast equal to 98.2%. When operating simultaneously with the two frequency pairs (νs1νp2 and νs2νp1), the maximum contrast reached 98%. The contrast loss can be explained by a polarization control defect over the visible stage of the interferometer [14

14. G. Huss, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, “An all guided two-beam stellar interferometer: preliminary experiment,” Opt. Commun. 182, 71–82 (2000). [CrossRef]

, 15

15. G. Huss, F. Reynaud, and L. Delage, “An all guided three-arm interferometer for stellar interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 196, 55–62 (2001). [CrossRef]

]. However, these results prove our ability to implement several SFG processes simultaneously in the up-conversion interferometer arms while preserving a high contrast level.

To demonstrate the frequency spectral compression effect, we conducted measurements of the fringe contrast evolution for a balanced infrared spectral doublet. We measured the fringe contrast evolution as a function of the OPD between the two arms of the interferometer by applying this OPD either on the infrared stage or on the visible stage.

Figure 4 shows the experimental fringe contrast versus the OPD applied on the infrared stage. The beat length of the fringe pattern envelope is equal to LbIR = 1.46 mm. When the OPD is applied on the visible stage (Fig. 5), the beat length LbVi is equal to 5.97 mm. The periodicity difference between these contrast curves experimentally demonstrates a frequency spectral compression effect resulting from a multipump configuration in a sum frequency generation process. The experimental frequency spectral compression factor ρexp is equal to
ρexp=LbViLbIR=4.09
(12)

Fig. 4 Experimental fringe contrast versus the OPD applied on the infrared stage. Dots represent the measured contrasts. The red curve is the best theoretical fit. The beat length, which is equal to the contrast period, is LbIR = 1.46 mm
Fig. 5 Experimental fringe contrast versus the OPD applied on the visible stage. Dots represent the measured contrasts. The red curve is the best theoretical fit. The beat length, which is equal to the contrast period, is LbVi = 5.97 mm

5. Demonstration of the temporal coherence information conservation

To experimentally verify that the converted field carries the same temporal coherence information than the input infrared field, we measured the contrast evolution as a function of an OPD applied on the infrared stage in one hand and on the visible stage in the other hand. To obtain a clearly identifiable temporal coherence signature, we strongly unbalanced the input signal doublet. The relation between the intensity of each line at νs1(I10) and νs2(I20) is now I10=αI20, with α the unbalance ratio between the two line intensities.

5.1. Experimental results

We unbalanced the infrared spectral doublet at the interferometer input by a factor α = 13.5. In a first step, we measured the contrast evolution at the interferometer output as a function of an OPD applied on the infrared stage of the setup (Fig. 6). The constrast modulation amplitude is equal to 6.24%. The red curve represents the theoretical visibility function V (δ) of the fringe pattern contrast evolution calculated for the experimental conditions, using the Wiener-Khintchine theorem [16

16. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principle of Optics (Pergamon Press, London, 1964), pp. 503–504.

]
V(δ)=|TF[PSD(ν)]|
(14)
where PSD(ν) is the signal power spectral density, i.e. an unbalanced doublet by a factor α = 13.5. This theoretical curve takes the interferometer defects into account and fits well with the measured contrast evolution.

Fig. 6 Experimental fringe contrast versus the OPD applied on the infrared stage for an unbalance ratio α = 13.5. Dots represent the measured contrast. The red curve is the theoretical contrast evolution obtained from the Wiener-Khintchine theorem for the same configuration than the experimental setup. The constrast modulation amplitude is equal to 6.24%. Inset shows the normalized power spectral density of the infrared spectral doublet under analyze.

In a second step, we conducted a measurement of the contrast evolution as a function of an OPD applied on the visible stage (Fig. 7).

Fig. 7 Experimental fringe contrast versus the OPD applied on the infrared stage for an unbalance ratio α = 13.5. Dots represent the measured contrasts. The red curve is the best theoretical fit. The constrast modulation amplitude is equal to 6.09%. Inset shows the normalized power spectral density of the infrared spectral doublet under analyze.

The contrast modulation amplitude is equal to 6.09%, to be compared with the 6.24% modulation amplitude obtain when applying the OPD on the infrared stage. These results are in very good agreement (relative difference of 2.4%). We retrieve the same modulation amplitude before and after the SFG process, that clearly demonstrates the conservation of the temporal coherence information of the signal through a SFG process powered by a pump spectral doublet.

Finally, the beat length measured when the OPD is applied on the infrared stage (resp. on the visible stage) is LbIR = 1.43 mm (resp. LbVi = 5.79 mm), leading to a frequency spectral compression factor ρexp = LbVi/LbIR = 4.05. This result is in good agreement with the experimental value ρexp = 4.09 obtained in section 4 (relative difference between the two measurements lower than 1.5%) and demonstrates the reliability of the experimental setup.

6. Conclusion

In this paper, we have numerically and experimentally demonstrated the frequency spectral compression effect of an infrared signal through a SFG process powered by a pump spectral doublet. We obtained an experimental compression factor ρexp = 4.09 with a high reliability.

We also verified that this compression effect does not deteriorate temporal coherence information of the infrared input signal under analyze and will permit to relax the constraints on the optical path equalization in a fibered interferometer, allowing an easier implementation while analyzing a broadband source.

Moreover, analyzing a broadband infrared source through an up-conversion interferometer, powered by a pump source in multipump configuration, will permit to benefit from a maximum frequency compression effect [9

9. S. Wabnitz, A. Picozzi, A. Tonello, D. Modotto, and G. Millot, “Control of signal coherence in parametric frequency mixing with incoherent pumps: narrowband mid-infrared light generation by downconversion of broadband amplified spontaneous emission source at 1550 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3128–3135, (2012). [CrossRef]

], increasing the coherence length of the source, while preserving its temporal coherence information.

Acknowledgments

This work has been financially supported by the Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and by the Institut National des Sciences de l’Univers (INSU). Our thanks go to A. Dexet for the development and his advices for all the specific mechanical components.

References and links

1.

M. A. Albota and F. N. C. Wong, “Efficient single-photon counting at 1.55 mm by means of frequency upconversion,” Opt. Lett. 29, 1449–1451 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2.

A. P. VanDevender and P. G. Kwiat, “High efficiency single photon detection via frequency upconversion,” J. Mod. Opt. 51, 1433–1452 (2004).

3.

L. Ma, J. C. Bienfang, O. Slattery, and X. Tang, “Up-conversion single-photon detector using multi-wavelength sampling techniques,” Opt. Express 19, 5470–5479 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

4.

K.-D. Bchter, H. Herrmann, C. Langrock, M.M. Fejer, and W. Sohler, “All-optical Ti:PPLN wavelength conversion modules for free-space optical transmission links in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express 34, 470–472 (2009).

5.

S. Brustlein, L. Del Rio, A. Tonello, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of an infrared-to-visible up-conversion interferometer for spatial coherence analysis,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 153903 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

6.

D. Ceus, A. Tonello, L. Grossard, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Phase closure retrieval in an infrared-to-visible upconversion interferometer for high resolution astronomical imaging,” Opt. Express 19, 8616–8624 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

7.

R. T. Thew, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Tunable upconversion photon detector,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 071104 (2008). [CrossRef]

8.

Q. Zhang, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer,” Opt. Express 16, 19557–19561 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]

9.

S. Wabnitz, A. Picozzi, A. Tonello, D. Modotto, and G. Millot, “Control of signal coherence in parametric frequency mixing with incoherent pumps: narrowband mid-infrared light generation by downconversion of broadband amplified spontaneous emission source at 1550 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3128–3135, (2012). [CrossRef]

10.

R. W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, New York, 2008), pp. 69–96. [CrossRef]

11.

L. Del Rio, M. Ribiere, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “First demonstration of a temporal coherence analysis through a parametric interferometer,” Opt. Commun. 281, 2722–2726 (2008). [CrossRef]

12.

L. M. Simohamed, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “An optical delay line with a 318 mm stroke,” Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 1005–1009 (1996). [CrossRef]

13.

L. Delage, F. Reynaud, and A. Lannes, “A laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links,” Appl. Opt. 39, 6406–6420 (2000). [CrossRef]

14.

G. Huss, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, “An all guided two-beam stellar interferometer: preliminary experiment,” Opt. Commun. 182, 71–82 (2000). [CrossRef]

15.

G. Huss, F. Reynaud, and L. Delage, “An all guided three-arm interferometer for stellar interferometry,” Opt. Commun. 196, 55–62 (2001). [CrossRef]

16.

M. Born and E. Wolf, Principle of Optics (Pergamon Press, London, 1964), pp. 503–504.

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

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

Citation
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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References

  1. M. A. Albota and F. N. C. Wong, “Efficient single-photon counting at 1.55 mm by means of frequency upconversion,” Opt. Lett.29, 1449–1451 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. A. P. VanDevender and P. G. Kwiat, “High efficiency single photon detection via frequency upconversion,” J. Mod. Opt.51, 1433–1452 (2004).
  3. L. Ma, J. C. Bienfang, O. Slattery, and X. Tang, “Up-conversion single-photon detector using multi-wavelength sampling techniques,” Opt. Express19, 5470–5479 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. K.-D. Bchter, H. Herrmann, C. Langrock, M.M. Fejer, and W. Sohler, “All-optical Ti:PPLN wavelength conversion modules for free-space optical transmission links in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Express34, 470–472 (2009).
  5. S. Brustlein, L. Del Rio, A. Tonello, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Laboratory demonstration of an infrared-to-visible up-conversion interferometer for spatial coherence analysis,” Phys. Rev. Lett.100, 153903 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. D. Ceus, A. Tonello, L. Grossard, L. Delage, F. Reynaud, H. Herrmann, and W. Sohler, “Phase closure retrieval in an infrared-to-visible upconversion interferometer for high resolution astronomical imaging,” Opt. Express19, 8616–8624 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. R. T. Thew, H. Zbinden, and N. Gisin, “Tunable upconversion photon detector,” Appl. Phys. Lett.93, 071104 (2008). [CrossRef]
  8. Q. Zhang, C. Langrock, M. M. Fejer, and Y. Yamamoto, “Waveguide-based single-pixel up-conversion infrared spectrometer,” Opt. Express16, 19557–19561 (2008). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. S. Wabnitz, A. Picozzi, A. Tonello, D. Modotto, and G. Millot, “Control of signal coherence in parametric frequency mixing with incoherent pumps: narrowband mid-infrared light generation by downconversion of broadband amplified spontaneous emission source at 1550 nm,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B29, 3128–3135, (2012). [CrossRef]
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  11. L. Del Rio, M. Ribiere, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “First demonstration of a temporal coherence analysis through a parametric interferometer,” Opt. Commun.281, 2722–2726 (2008). [CrossRef]
  12. L. M. Simohamed, L. Delage, and F. Reynaud, “An optical delay line with a 318 mm stroke,” Pure Appl. Opt.5, 1005–1009 (1996). [CrossRef]
  13. L. Delage, F. Reynaud, and A. Lannes, “A laboratory imaging stellar interferometer with fiber links,” Appl. Opt.39, 6406–6420 (2000). [CrossRef]
  14. G. Huss, L. M. Simohamed, and F. Reynaud, “An all guided two-beam stellar interferometer: preliminary experiment,” Opt. Commun.182, 71–82 (2000). [CrossRef]
  15. G. Huss, F. Reynaud, and L. Delage, “An all guided three-arm interferometer for stellar interferometry,” Opt. Commun.196, 55–62 (2001). [CrossRef]
  16. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principle of Optics (Pergamon Press, London, 1964), pp. 503–504.

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