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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1401–1403

Simultaneous parametric oscillation and signal-to-idler conversion for efficient downconversion

Gil Porat, Ofer Gayer, and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 9, pp. 1401-1403 (2010)

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We experimentally demonstrate an optical parametric oscillator, whose signal pumps another difference-frequency generation process. Engineered idler frequency coincidence of both processes in a single quasi periodic crystal improves pump-to-idler slope efficiency by 52.8%, from 15.25% to 23.3%, and pump-to-idler conversion efficiency (at an average pump power of 1.2 W) by 16.6%, from 12.5% to 14.58%.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2010
Published: April 26, 2010

Gil Porat, Ofer Gayer, and Ady Arie, "Simultaneous parametric oscillation and signal-to-idler conversion for efficient downconversion," Opt. Lett. 35, 1401-1403 (2010)

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