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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1983–1985

Engineering of multicolor spatial solitons with chirped-period quasi-phase-matching gratings in optical parametric amplification

Andrew M. Schober, Martin M. Fejer, Silvia Carrasco, and Lluis Torner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 15, pp. 1983-1985 (2005)

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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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(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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)

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