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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 702–714

Femtosecond visible optical parametric oscillator

G. M. Gale, M. Cavallari, and F. Hache  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 702-714 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.000702


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Abstract

The current theoretical understanding, in terms of numerical simulations and simple models, of the various modes of operation of the visible-range β-barium borate optical parametric oscillator pumped by the second harmonic of a femtosecond Ti:sapphire laser is analyzed and compared with experimental measurements. These observations include operation of the optical parametric oscillator without prisms and the associated self-compression that is due to cascaded second-order effects. The performance of the oscillator with group-delay-dispersion compensation prisms is described in terms of a simulation-based soliton model that determines the variation of pulse duration with group-delay dispersion, third-order dispersion, and wavelength.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

Citation
G. M. Gale, M. Cavallari, and F. Hache, "Femtosecond visible optical parametric oscillator," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 702-714 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-2-702

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