Efficient generation of new spectral components owing to second-order cascading in a seeded broadband β -barium borate typeI phase-matching parametric amplifier is demonstrated. One can vary the number and magnitude of these components by changing amplification bandwidth (wavelength) and phase-matching conditions. The phenomenon is treated theoretically by use of a formalism developed previously for the case of cascaded self-diffraction.
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A. Varanavičius, A. Dubietis, A. Beržanskis, R. Danielius, and A. Piskarskas, "Near-degenerate cascaded four-wave mixing in an optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 22, 1603-1605 (1997)