We have demonstrated that a nanosecond OPO, can be made to closely follow the temporal width and shape of its pump beam. This is an advancement toward efficient sum frequency generation.
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M. C. Turner, L. B. Petway, J. A. Williams-Byrd, and N. P. Barnes, "Double pumped OPO generates signal that matches the pump temporal characteristics," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CTuA7.