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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 1997
  • pp: 363–365

Multiple conversion and optical limiting in a subharmonic-pumped parametric oscillator

Klaus Schneider and Stephen Schiller  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 6, pp. 363-365 (1997)

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We demonstrate that multiple coexisting frequency-conversion processes can occur in an externally resonant second-harmonic generator under suitable conditions. Besides the generation of signal and idler waves by subharmonic-pumped parametric oscillation, sum-frequency mixing among the resonant subharmonic (1064-nm), signal, and idler waves was observed, leading to additional emission wavelengths around the harmonic wavelength (532 nm). The output waves both exhibit high frequency stability, with as long as 4 h of mode-hop-free parametric oscillation, and are continuously tunable over 2 GHz. Near degeneracy the parametric oscillator operates as an optical limiter for the harmonic wave.

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Klaus Schneider and Stephen Schiller, "Multiple conversion and optical limiting in a subharmonic-pumped parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 22, 363-365 (1997)

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