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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 971–973

High-energy broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk fused silica

H. Valtna, G. Tamošauskas, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 971-973 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000971


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Abstract

Efficient broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk Kerr medium (fused silica) is demonstrated by means of noncollinear phase matching and cylindrical focusing geometry without the onset of beam breakup and filamentation. Amplified signal energy as high as 180 μ J with 1 ps , 1.8 mJ pumping at 1055 nm is achieved with pump-to-signal energy conversion close to 10%. More than 70 nm FWHM parametric gain bandwidth around 740 nm is demonstrated without imposing angular dispersion on the frequency components of the broadband seed signal.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2008
Published: April 28, 2008

Citation
H. Valtna, G. Tamošauskas, A. Dubietis, and A. Piskarskas, "High-energy broadband four-wave optical parametric amplification in bulk fused silica," Opt. Lett. 33, 971-973 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-9-971


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