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Generation of a pure phase-modulated pulse by cascading effect: a theoretical approach
Author(s): Laurent Videau; Claude Rouyer; Josselin C. Garnier; Arnold Migus
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Paper Abstract

We propose new smoothing techniques involving nonlinear cascaded processes. The scheme is based on the transfer of incoherent amplitude modulations of a pump beam to the phase of a monochromatic plane wave signal. For that, we can use nonlinear cascaded processes which create crossed phase modulation without efficient energy transfer. With this technique, we should be able to produce a temporal or/and spatial incoherent phase modulation without using electro- optic devices. We describe the mechanisms and the different schemes we propose such as a random temporal phase modulator or a temporally varying random phase plate. We present theoretical results by developing analytical calculations of the nonlinear phase. Then, we analyze the incoherent phase modulation with the correlation functions formalism. We present results which take into account temporal limitations such as the Group Velocity Dispersion (GVD) or the Group Velocity Walk-off (GVW) and spatial limitations such as the Diffraction and the Spatial Walk-off. Finally, we present an all-optical sinusoidal phase modulator setup.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4268, Growth, Fabrication, Devices, and Applications of Laser and Nonlinear Materials, (1 May 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424625
Show Author Affiliations
Laurent Videau, CEA-CESTA (France)
Claude Rouyer, CEA-CESTA (France)
Josselin C. Garnier, Ecole Polytechnique (France)
Arnold Migus, Ecole Polytechnique (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4268:
Growth, Fabrication, Devices, and Applications of Laser and Nonlinear Materials
Jeffrey W. Pierce; Kathleen I. Schaffers; Kathleen I. Schaffers, Editor(s)

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