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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2484–2493

Numerical investigations of parametric transfer in synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators for indirect mid-infrared pulse shaping

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

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2484-2493 (2007)

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We present numerical investigations of parametric transfer in synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators (SPOPOs) used for indirect mid-infrared pulse shaping. The introduction of an optical bandpass filter in the resonator results in transfer of intensity and phase profile of the input pump onto the output idler pulse. We investigate the effect of resonator parameters, process nonlinearity, and chromatic dispersion of the nonlinear crystal, on the SPOPO behavior and the transfer fidelity. We show numerically that parametric transfer from a broad-bandwidth pump pulse can be achieved with good fidelity and high efficiency for a broad range of parameters in a periodically poled lithium niobate SPOPO.

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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: April 12, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 2007
Published: August 31, 2007

Jerry Prawiharjo, Hazel S. S. Hung, David C. Hanna, and David P. Shepherd, "Numerical investigations of parametric transfer in synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillators for indirect mid-infrared pulse shaping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2484-2493 (2007)

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