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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 10 — May. 10, 2010
  • pp: 10742–10749

Cavity length resonances in a nanosecond singly resonant optical parametric oscillator

Markus Henriksson, Lars Sjöqvist, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 10, pp. 10742-10749 (2010)

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Resonant output energy enhancement in a singly resonant nondegenerate type-I optical parametric oscillator with a volume Bragg grating output coupler is demonstrated. The resonances occur when the pump laser and parametric oscillator cavity length ratio is an integer or a fraction of small integers. Although the length resonances are similar to those observed in doubly resonant optical parametric oscillators, the physical mechanism is distinctly different. The resonances in the singly resonant oscillator are caused by correlation of the instantaneous power between the quasi-periodic multimode pump laser beam and the OPO signal.

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OCIS Codes
(050.7330) Diffraction and gratings : Volume gratings
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 5, 2010
Published: May 7, 2010

Markus Henriksson, Lars Sjöqvist, Valdas Pasiskevicius, and Fredrik Laurell, "Cavity length resonances in a nanosecond singly resonant optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Express 18, 10742-10749 (2010)

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