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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)

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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.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

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

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)

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