A systematic evaluation of the spectral bandwidth and two acceptance angles of parametric generation processes is presented. The spectral bandwidth and acceptance angles are determined by expanding the wave vector mismatch in a Taylor series and retaining terms through second order. This allows a determination of these parameters even when the first order term vanishes. Conditions where the first order term vanishes are presented and compared with similar cases where the first order term does not vanish.
© 1976 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 23, 1975
Published: March 1, 1976
Norman P. Barnes and Vincent J. Corcoran, "Parametric generation processes: spectral bandwidth and acceptance angles," Appl. Opt. 15, 696-699 (1976)