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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1295–1297

Carrier-phase control among subharmonic pulses in a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator

Yohei Kobayashi and Kenji Torizuka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 16, pp. 1295-1297 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001295


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Abstract

We have generated femtosecond subharmonic pulses by using an optical parametric oscillator. The optical frequencies of the idler and the signal are one third and two thirds, respectively, of the optical frequency of the pump pulse. The carrier phase of the signal pulse relative to that of the pump pulse was locked by electronic feedback. The carrier-envelope phase slip frequency of the signal pulse relative to that of the pump was locked to F/6 , where F is defined as the repetition frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Yohei Kobayashi and Kenji Torizuka, "Carrier-phase control among subharmonic pulses in a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator," Opt. Lett. 26, 1295-1297 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-16-1295


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