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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2998–3006

Experimental investigation of parametric transfer in synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators

Hazel S.S. Hung, Jerry Prawiharjo, Nikita K. Daga, David C. Hanna, and David P. Shepherd  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 12, pp. 2998-3006 (2007)

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We experimentally investigate the parameters affecting parametric transfer in a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator for indirect shaping of mid-infrared ultrashort pulses and make comparisons with previously reported numerical modeling. The individual effects of the parameters are discussed in detail. We conclude that signal bandwidth narrowing, minimal signal amplification, large pump depletion, cavity length tuning, and minimal pump and idler temporal walk-off are required for high fidelity transfer, which we are able to demonstrate for a strongly chirped pump pulse.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

Hazel S. S. Hung, Jerry Prawiharjo, Nikita K. Daga, David C. Hanna, and David P. Shepherd, "Experimental investigation of parametric transfer in synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2998-3006 (2007)

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