Numerical simulation of spatial fluctuations in parametric image amplification

  • E. Lantz
  • F. Devaux

Abstract:

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.

PACS. 42.50.-p Quantum optics – 42.50.Lc Quantum fluctuations, quantum noise, and quantum jumps – 42.65.Yj Optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers 

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© EDP Sciences, Springer-Verlag, Società Italiana di Fisica 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lantz
    • 1
  • F. Devaux
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire d'Optique P.M. Duffieux, Université de Franche-Comté, 25030 Besançon Cedex, FranceFR

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