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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2008
  • pp: 2296–2298

Generation and amplification of pulsed Bessel beams by seeding an optical parametric amplifier

M. Clerici, O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Rubino, D. Faccio, L. Tartara, V. Degiorgio, and P. Di Trapani  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 20, pp. 2296-2298 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.002296


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Abstract

By using two very different seed pulses we demonstrate that the spatiotemporal gain properties of a χ ( 2 ) optical parametric amplifier can be exploited as an efficient conical reshaping mechanism leading to the generation and amplification of a pulsed Bessel beam.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2008
Published: October 7, 2008

Citation
M. Clerici, O. Jedrkiewicz, E. Rubino, D. Faccio, L. Tartara, V. Degiorgio, and P. Di Trapani, "Generation and amplification of pulsed Bessel beams by seeding an optical parametric amplifier," Opt. Lett. 33, 2296-2298 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-20-2296


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