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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 10 — May. 14, 2007
  • pp: 6513–6527

General analysis of group velocity effects in collinear optical parametric amplifiers and generators

Gunnar Arisholm  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 10, pp. 6513-6527 (2007)

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Group velocity mismatch (GVM) is a major concern in the design of optical parametric amplifiers (OPAs) and generators (OPGs) for pulses shorter than a few picoseconds. By simplifying the coupled propagation equations and exploiting their scaling properties, the number of free parameters for a collinear OPA is reduced to a level where the parameter space can be studied systematically by simulations. The resulting set of figures show the combinations of material parameters and pulse lengths for which high performance can be achieved, and they can serve as a basis for a design.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: March 26, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2007
Published: May 11, 2007

Gunnar Arisholm, "General analysis of group velocity effects in collinear optical parametric amplifiers and generators," Opt. Express 15, 6513-6527 (2007)

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