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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1375–1380

Retracing behaviors of the phase-matching angle in noncollinear phase-matched optical parametric oscillators

Shen-Dean Huang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Ding-Wei Huang, and C. C. Yang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 1375-1380 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.001375


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Abstract

We theoretically studied the retracing behaviors of the phase-matching angle in β-BaB2O4 optical parametric oscillators with noncollinear phase matching when they were pumped with the harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser. The results imply that two or more sets of signal–idler outputs can be observed at certain phase-matching angles. Meanwhile, we observed that over a quite broad signal wavelength range the phase-matching condition can be reached simultaneously, leading to an optical parametric oscillator of broad signal and idler spectral widths. Experimentally, with the pump at 532 nm, we observed a two-band signal spectrum, indicating the simultaneous phase matching of two center phase-matching angles, or retracing behavior. Also, broad signal and idler spectra were obtained with a well-chosen set of phase-matching conditions. The signal and idler spectral widths were 145 nm (745–890 nm) and 540 nm (1.32–1.86 μm), respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Shen-Dean Huang, Chih-Wei Hsu, Ding-Wei Huang, and C. C. Yang, "Retracing behaviors of the phase-matching angle in noncollinear phase-matched optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 1375-1380 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-4-1375


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