Synchronous pumping of an optical parametric oscillator with picosecond pump pulses yields intense, tunable femtosecond pulses. The important parameters of the parametric process in the saturation regime are demonstrated by numerical calculations and compared with experimental results. Some numerical results on Kerr-lens mode locking of an optical parametric oscillator are also presented.
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R. Laenen and T. Roth, "Numerical study and experimental results for a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator in the saturation regime," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14, 454-459 (1997)