Methods and systems for converting or amplifying

Nathalie Vermeulen (Inventor), Hugo Thienpont (Inventor), John Sipe (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


A system for conversion or amplification using quasi-phase matched four-wave- mixing is described. The system comprises a first radiation source for providing a pump radiation beam, a second radiation source for providing a signal radiation beam, and a bent structure for receiving the pump radiation beam and the signal radiation beam. The radiation propagation portion of the bent structure is made of a uniform Raman-active or uniform Kerr-nonlinear material and the radiation propagation portion comprises a dimension taking into account the spatial variation of the Raman susceptibility or Kerr susceptibility along the radiation propagation portion as experienced by radiation travelling along the bent structure for obtaining quasi-phase-matched four-wave-mixing in the radiation propagation portion. The dimension thereby is substantially inverse proportional with the linear phase mismatch for four-wave-mixing. The system also comprises an outcoupling radiation propagation portion for coupling out an idler radiation beam generated in the bent structure.
Original languageEnglish
Patent numberEP2548078B
Priority date18/03/10
Filing date4/10/10
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2018


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