High resolution time-to-space conversion of subpicosecond pulses at 1.55μm by non-degenerate SFG in PPLN crystal

Dror Shayovitz*, Harald Herrmann, Wolfgang Sohler, Raimund Ricken, Christine Silberhorn, Dan M. Marom

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Abstract

We demonstrate high resolution and increased efficiency background-free time-to-space conversion using spectrally resolved nondegenerate and collinear SFG in a bulk PPLN crystal. A serial-to-parallel resolution factor of 95 and a time window of 42 ps were achieved. A 60-fold increase in conversion efficiency slope compared with our previous work using a BBO crystal [D. Shayovitz and D. M. Marom, Opt. Lett. 36, 1957 (2011)] was recorded. Finally the measured 40 GHz narrow linewidth of the output SFG signal implies the possibility to extract phase information by employing coherent detection techniques.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)27388-27395
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume20
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - 19 Nov 2012

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