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Title: Ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier using a fan-out periodically poled crystal with spectral spatial dispersion

Abstract

Based on the full two-dimensional characteristics of the quasi-phase-matched fan-out periodically poled crystal, a scalable and engineerable scheme for ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification is proposed, which can significantly broaden the gain bandwidth by the spatial separation of different frequency components of the signal pulse and manipulation of the distribution of the pump beam along the fan-out direction of the crystal. The theoretical analysis shows that the signal pulse can be amplified with minimal spectrum narrowing, and the initial spectrum can be broadened considerably if needed. Based on this scheme, using a fan-out periodically poled 5% mol MgO-doped congruent lithium niobate with a configuration of 5x0.5x5 mm{sup 3} and two pump beams, the 3.3-{mu}m middle-infrared ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier is designed. The numerical computation results confirm that the -3 dB gain bandwidth of this amplifier exceeds 320 nm and can be further broadened.

Authors:
;  [1]; ;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Key Laboratory for Micro/Nano Optoelectronic Devices of Ministry of Education, School of Information Science and Engineering, Hunan University, Changsha 410082 (China)
  2. Department of Physics and Electronic Information Science, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang 421008 (China)
  3. Department of Optical Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433 (China)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21452611
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 82; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.82.043843; (c) 2010 The American Physical Society; Journal ID: ISSN 1050-2947
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; CALCULATION METHODS; CRYSTALS; DOPED MATERIALS; ENERGY SPECTRA; GAIN; LITHIUM COMPOUNDS; MAGNESIUM OXIDES; NIOBATES; PERIODICITY; PULSE AMPLIFIERS; PULSES; ALKALI METAL COMPOUNDS; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; AMPLIFICATION; AMPLIFIERS; CHALCOGENIDES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; MAGNESIUM COMPOUNDS; MATERIALS; NIOBIUM COMPOUNDS; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; REFRACTORY METAL COMPOUNDS; SPECTRA; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; VARIATIONS

Citation Formats

Liezun, Chen, Youwen, Wang, Department of Physics and Electronic Information Science, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang 421008, Shuangchun, Wen, Dianyuan, Fan, Kaiming, You, and Liejia, Qian. Ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier using a fan-out periodically poled crystal with spectral spatial dispersion. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043843.
Liezun, Chen, Youwen, Wang, Department of Physics and Electronic Information Science, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang 421008, Shuangchun, Wen, Dianyuan, Fan, Kaiming, You, & Liejia, Qian. Ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier using a fan-out periodically poled crystal with spectral spatial dispersion. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043843
Liezun, Chen, Youwen, Wang, Department of Physics and Electronic Information Science, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang 421008, Shuangchun, Wen, Dianyuan, Fan, Kaiming, You, and Liejia, Qian. 2010. "Ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier using a fan-out periodically poled crystal with spectral spatial dispersion". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043843.
@article{osti_21452611,
title = {Ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier using a fan-out periodically poled crystal with spectral spatial dispersion},
author = {Liezun, Chen and Youwen, Wang and Department of Physics and Electronic Information Science, Hengyang Normal University, Hengyang 421008 and Shuangchun, Wen and Dianyuan, Fan and Kaiming, You and Liejia, Qian},
abstractNote = {Based on the full two-dimensional characteristics of the quasi-phase-matched fan-out periodically poled crystal, a scalable and engineerable scheme for ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification is proposed, which can significantly broaden the gain bandwidth by the spatial separation of different frequency components of the signal pulse and manipulation of the distribution of the pump beam along the fan-out direction of the crystal. The theoretical analysis shows that the signal pulse can be amplified with minimal spectrum narrowing, and the initial spectrum can be broadened considerably if needed. Based on this scheme, using a fan-out periodically poled 5% mol MgO-doped congruent lithium niobate with a configuration of 5x0.5x5 mm{sup 3} and two pump beams, the 3.3-{mu}m middle-infrared ultrabroadband optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier is designed. The numerical computation results confirm that the -3 dB gain bandwidth of this amplifier exceeds 320 nm and can be further broadened.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.82.043843},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/21452611}, journal = {Physical Review. A},
issn = {1050-2947},
number = 4,
volume = 82,
place = {United States},
year = {2010},
month = {10}
}