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Modelling pulse compression in BBO using cascaded nonlinearity: the effects of self-steepening in quadratic media

Modelling pulse compression in BBO using cascaded nonlinearity: the effects of self-steepening in quadratic media
Modelling pulse compression in BBO using cascaded nonlinearity: the effects of self-steepening in quadratic media
In a χ(2) material such as BBO, third order nonlinear effects can occur efficiently via a cascaded nonlinearity where light is rapidly converted from the fundamental to the second harmonic and back again with an intensity dependant phase shift. This cascaded nonlinearity has been used to demonstrate a wide range of χ(3) effects such as soliton propagation and compression. Here we study soliton-like pulse compression in a BBO crystal of 100fs input pulses looking to see the minimum pulse duration that can be obtained. Included for the first time in a systematic study is the χ(2) self steepening term[1] which we have found plays a significant role in the pulse dynamics.
Broderick, N.G.R.
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Price, J.H.V.
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Praeger, M.
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Broderick, N.G.R.
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Price, J.H.V.
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Praeger, M.
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Broderick, N.G.R., Price, J.H.V. and Praeger, M. (2007) Modelling pulse compression in BBO using cascaded nonlinearity: the effects of self-steepening in quadratic media. Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)-Europe/International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) 2007, Munich, Germany. 17 - 22 Jun 2007. 1 pp .

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Abstract

In a χ(2) material such as BBO, third order nonlinear effects can occur efficiently via a cascaded nonlinearity where light is rapidly converted from the fundamental to the second harmonic and back again with an intensity dependant phase shift. This cascaded nonlinearity has been used to demonstrate a wide range of χ(3) effects such as soliton propagation and compression. Here we study soliton-like pulse compression in a BBO crystal of 100fs input pulses looking to see the minimum pulse duration that can be obtained. Included for the first time in a systematic study is the χ(2) self steepening term[1] which we have found plays a significant role in the pulse dynamics.

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Published date: June 2007
Additional Information: CD4-6-Wed
Venue - Dates: Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO)-Europe/International Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC) 2007, Munich, Germany, 2007-06-17 - 2007-06-22

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Local EPrints ID: 47814
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/47814
PURE UUID: e388407d-307e-4e5c-a0b0-57460b7948b3
ORCID for J.H.V. Price: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-0256-9172

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Date deposited: 13 Aug 2007
Last modified: 26 Mar 2019 01:34

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