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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1994
  • pp: 831–833

Pulse compression in a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator from group-velocity mismatch

John D. V. Khaydarov, James H. Andrews, and Kenneth D. Singer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 831-833 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000831


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Abstract

We report on experimental intracavity compression of generated pulses (down to one quarter of the pump-pulse duration) in a widely tunable synchronously pumped picosecond optical parametric oscillator. This pulse compression takes place when the optical parametric oscillator is well above threshold and is due to the pronounced group-velocity mismatch of the pump and oscillating waves in the nonlinear crystal.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 23, 1993
Published: June 1, 1994

Citation
John D. V. Khaydarov, James H. Andrews, and Kenneth D. Singer, "Pulse compression in a synchronously pumped optical parametric oscillator from group-velocity mismatch," Opt. Lett. 19, 831-833 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-11-831


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