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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2006
  • pp: 534–536

Group-velocity control by quadratic nonlinear interactions

Marco Marangoni, Cristian Manzoni, Roberta Ramponi, Giulio Cerullo, Fabio Baronio, Costantino De Angelis, and Kenji Kitamura  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 4, pp. 534-536 (2006)

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We give direct experimental evidence that the group velocity of ultrashort pulses can be controlled through χ ( 2 ) -cascaded interactions, under the condition of large group-velocity mismatch. The group velocity can be finely tuned by acting on pulse intensity and phase mismatch. Group-delay shifts up to 50 fs are achieved by propagating 40 fs pulses around 1400 nm in a 25 mm long periodically poled stoichiometric lithium tantalate crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: September 26, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 9, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2005

Marco Marangoni, Cristian Manzoni, Roberta Ramponi, Giulio Cerullo, Fabio Baronio, Costantino De Angelis, and Kenji Kitamura, "Group-velocity control by quadratic nonlinear interactions," Opt. Lett. 31, 534-536 (2006)

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