Numerical simulation of spatial fluctuations in parametric image amplification
Laboratoire d'Optique P.M. Duffieux (UMR 6603 du CNRS) ,
Université de Franche-Comté, 25030 Besançon Cedex, France
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Published online: 15 October 2001
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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