High-power amplified spontaneous emission pulses with tunable coherence for efficient non-linear processes

Nicolas Valero, Denis Marion, Jerome Lhermite, Jean-Christophe Delagnes, William Renard, Romain Royon, Eric Cormier
2021 Scientific Reports  
We report on a detailed study of an amplified spontaneous emission source operated in a pulsed regime with particular attention paid to the influence of high-intensity chaotic temporal events on the generation of nonlinear processes. To this aim, we have developed a monolithic high-power fiber system delivering partially coherent pulses of adjustable coherence. We also have demonstrated a non-linear method to characterize the stochastic properties of the source mitigating the bandwidth
more » ... n of linear techniques. Measured parameters of the source for various configurations are presented. An enhanced classical model has been established to reproduce the statistical properties of the source and predict the behaviour when exciting non-linear processes. Finally, a non-linear process (second harmonic generation) is investigated comparing the efficiency when the process is pumped by a pulsed beam with maximal and low coherence.
doi:10.1038/s41598-021-83443-2 pmid:33649351 fatcat:jgjckfz54zhuhhkhvczgomkyza