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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2319–2328

Degenerate type I nanosecond optical parametric oscillators

Arlee V. Smith, Darrell J. Armstrong, Mark C. Phillips, Russell J. Gehr, and Gunnar Arisholm  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 2319-2328 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.002319


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Abstract

We present numerical modeling and laboratory studies of degenerate type I nanosecond optical parametric oscillators. Because the signal and idler waves are identical and parametric gain is phase sensitive, their round-trip phase is a critical parameter. We show that signal spectrum, transverse mode, and conversion efficiency are all strongly influenced by this phase. We also examine the influence of signal-wave injection seeding and phase-velocity mismatch.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

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Arlee V. Smith, Darrell J. Armstrong, Mark C. Phillips, Russell J. Gehr, and Gunnar Arisholm, "Degenerate type I nanosecond optical parametric oscillators," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2319-2328 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-11-2319


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