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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 2466–2482

Adiabatic optical parametric oscillators: steady-state and dynamical behavior

C. R. Phillips and M. M. Fejer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 2466-2482 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.002466


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Abstract

We study singly-resonant optical parametric oscillators with chirped quasi-phasematching gratings as the gain medium, for which adiabatic optical parametric amplification has the potential to enhance conversion efficiency. This configuration, however, has a modulation instability which must be suppressed in order to yield narrowband output signal pulses. We show that high conversion efficiency can be achieved by using either a narrowband seed or a high-finesse intracavity etalon.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 16, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 27, 2011
Published: January 19, 2012

Citation
C. R. Phillips and M. M. Fejer, "Adiabatic optical parametric oscillators: steady-state and dynamical behavior," Opt. Express 20, 2466-2482 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-3-2466


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