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  • Editor: Micha
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 23 — Nov. 14, 2005
  • pp: 9388–9397

Design of optimized dispersive resonant cavities for nonlinear wave mixing

Guy Klemens, Chyong-Hua Chen, and Yeshaiahu Fainman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 23, pp. 9388-9397 (2005)

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Dispersive mirrors can be designed to create cavities that resonate at set multiple frequencies while simultaneously meeting the conditions for efficient nonlinear wave mixing. We analyze the conditions that such a cavity design must meet and the free parameters that can be used for optimization. Using numerical methods, we show the benefit in conversion efficiency attained with multiple resonances, and draw conclusions concerning the design parameters. As a specific example, we consider parametric downconversion in a triply-resonant cavity.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices

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Original Manuscript: September 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 1, 2005
Published: November 14, 2005

Guy Klemens, Chyong-Hua Chen, and Yeshaiahu Fainman, "Design of optimized dispersive resonant cavities for nonlinear wave mixing," Opt. Express 13, 9388-9397 (2005)

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