Solitary-pulse generation in a degenerate optical parametric oscillator subjected to continuous-wave pumping is investigated theoretically. As with solitary lasers, pulse shaping is a phase effect induced by the interplay between self-phase modulation and group-delay dispersion, but pulse stability is ensured by the parametric gain itself and does not require any fast saturable absorber action.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1994
Published: April 1, 1995
S. Longhi, "Ultrashort-pulse generation in degenerate optical parametric oscillators," Opt. Lett. 20, 695-697 (1995)