Numerical simulation of spatial fluctuations in parametric image amplification
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- Lantz, E. & Devaux, F. Eur. Phys. J. D (2001) 17: 93. doi:10.1007/s100530170042
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We study the properties of the spatial fluctuations in the far-field parametric fluorescence output of a type 1 degenerate traveling-wave parametric amplifier. Results of a semi-classical simulation are compared with experiments in a LBO crystal. This simulation is then used to predict amplified images of a continuous background, in a phase-sensitive as well as in a phase-insensitive configuration.