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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2002
  • pp: 851–853

Efficient femtosecond optical parametric oscillators based on aperiodically poled nonlinear crystals

David Artigas* and Derryck T. Reid  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 851-853 (2002)

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We discuss the use of aperiodically poled nonlinear crystals to improve conversion efficiency in a synchronously pumped ultrafast optical parametric oscillator. We show theoretically that with these crystals the conversion efficiency can be considerably higher than that obtained when a periodically poled crystal with the same length is used. Moreover, we show that pump threshold can be simultaneously improved by use of longer crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

David Artigas* and Derryck T. Reid, "Efficient femtosecond optical parametric oscillators based on aperiodically poled nonlinear crystals," Opt. Lett. 27, 851-853 (2002)

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