A numerical model of OPCPA incorporating transverse effects indicates that spatial phenomena are of critical importance. The results differ radically from those of plane-wave codes, revealing complex beam profiles and significantly altered conversion efficiencies.
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(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
C. Tsangaris, P. Kinsler, and G. H. New, "Transverse Spatial Structures and OPCPA," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThC59.
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