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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2921–2923

Pump-noise transfer in optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification

Nicolas Forget, Arnaud Cotel, Erik Brambrink, Patrick Audebert, Catherine Le Blanc, Aurélie Jullien, Olivier Albert, and Gilles Chériaux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 21, pp. 2921-2923 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.002921


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Abstract

We report on direct observation of temporal contrast degradation of short pulses amplified by optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification. We show that, despite injection seeding, quantum-noise-induced fast modulations (<50 ps) of the temporal profile of the pump pulse are imprinted on the spectrum of the amplified chirped pulse and give rise to a large picosecond pedestal in the time domain.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

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Nicolas Forget, Arnaud Cotel, Erik Brambrink, Patrick Audebert, Catherine Le Blanc, Aurélie Jullien, Olivier Albert, and Gilles Chériaux, "Pump-noise transfer in optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 30, 2921-2923 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-21-2921


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