Study of broadband multimode light via non-phase-matched sum frequency generation

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Kopylov DA, Spasibko K, Murzina T, Chekhova M
Journal: New Journal of Physics
Publication year: 2019
Volume: 21
ISSN: 1367-2630


We propose non-phase-matched sum frequency generation (SFG) as a method for characterizing broadband multimode light. Both the central wavelength and the bandwidth are in this case not limited by the phase matching condition. As an example, we consider bright squeezed vacuum (BSV) generated through high-gain parametric down conversion (PDC). In the spectrum of SFG from BSV, we observe the coherent peak and the incoherent background. We show that the ratio of their widths is equal to the number of frequency modes in BSV, which in the case of low-gain PDC gives the degree of frequency entanglement for photon pairs. By generating the sum frequency in the near-surface region of a nonlinear crystal, we increase the SFG efficiency and get rid of the modulation caused by chromatic dispersion, known as Maker fringes. This allows one to use non-phasematched SFG as a wavelength-independent autocorrelator. Furthermore, we demonstrate efficient non-phase-matched three- and four-frequency summation of broadband multimode light, hardly possible under phase matching. We show that the latter contains the coherent peak while the former does not.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Chekhova, Maria PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)
Spasibko, Kirill
Lehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik (Optik)

External institutions with authors

Lomonosov Moscow State University / Московский государственный университет имени М.В.Ломоносова

How to cite

Kopylov, D.A., Spasibko, K., Murzina, T., & Chekhova, M. (2019). Study of broadband multimode light via non-phase-matched sum frequency generation. New Journal of Physics, 21.

Kopylov, Denis A., et al. "Study of broadband multimode light via non-phase-matched sum frequency generation." New Journal of Physics 21 (2019).


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