Parametric frequency conversion of short optical pulses controlled by a CW background

Year: 2007

Authors: Conforti M., Baronio F., Degasperis A., Wabnitz S.

Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Elettronica per l\’Automazione, Università di Brescia, Via Branze 38, 25123 Brescia, Italy; Dipartimento di Fisica, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleate, Universita La Sapienza, P.le A. Moro 2, 00185 Roma, Italy; Institut Carnot de Bourgogne, UMR 5209 CNRS, Université de Bourgogne, 9 Av. A. Savary, 21078 Dijon, France

Abstract: We predict that parametric sum-frequency generation of an ultra-short pulse may result from the mixing of an ultra-short optical pulse with a quasi-continuous wave control. We analytically show that the intensity, time duration and group velocity of the generated idler pulse may be controlled in a stable manner by adjusting the intensity level of the background pump.

Journal/Review: OPTICS EXPRESS

Volume: 15 (19)      Pages from: 12246  to: 12251

KeyWords: Continuous wave lasers; Identification (control systems); Optical pumping; Ultrashort pulses, Idler pulses; Parametric frequency conversion; Parametric sum-frequency generation; Time duration, Optical frequency conversion
DOI: 10.1364/OE.15.012246

Citations: 21
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