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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 71–80

Spatial patterns in optical parametric oscillators with spherical mirrors: classical and quantum effects

Monika A. M. Marte, H Ritsch, K. Petsas, Alessandra Gatti, Luigi Lugiato, Claude Fabre, and D. Leduc  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 71-80 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.3.000071


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Abstract

We investigate the formation of transverse patterns in a doubly resonant degenerate optical parametric oscillator. Extending previous work, we treat the more realistic case of a spherical mirror cavity with a finite-sized input pump field. Using numerical simulations in real space, we determine the conditions on the cavity geometry, pump size and detunings for which pattern formation occurs; we find multistability of different types of optical patterns. Below threshold, we analyze the dependence of the quantum image on the width of the input field, in the near and in the far field.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum structures in nonlinear optics and atomic physics

History
Original Manuscript: April 13, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

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Monika A. M. Marte, H Ritsch, K. Petsas, Alessandra Gatti, Luigi Lugiato, Claude Fabre, and D. Leduc, "Spatial patterns in optical parametric oscillators with spherical mirrors: classical and quantum effects," Opt. Express 3, 71-80 (1998)
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