We demonstrate the excitation of solitons in a parametric amplifier with enhanced signal content through the use of a chirped-period quasi-phase-matching grating. This technique affords a low soliton threshold at the input end of a parametric amplifier, and the subsequent transformation to a desired soliton that exists at nonzero wave-vector mismatch through the use of a linearly chirped quasi-phase-matching grating. This approach has an advantage over direct excitation of solitons at nonzero wave-vector mismatch in uniform nonlinear materials and holds potential for improving the efficiency and mode quality of high-gain parametric amplifiers.
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Andrew M. Schober, Martin M. Fejer, Silvia Carrasco, and Lluis Torner, "Engineering of multicolor spatial solitons with chirped-period quasi-phase-matching gratings in optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 30, 1983-1985 (2005)