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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2007
  • pp: 1701–1703

Active mode locking of continuous-wave doubly and singly resonant optical parametric oscillators

Jean-Michel Melkonian, Nicolas Forget, Fabien Bretenaker, Cyril Drag, Michel Lefebvre, and Emmanuel Rosencher  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 12, pp. 1701-1703 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001701


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Abstract

We report on what we believe to be the first active mode locking of near-degenerate, doubly and singly resonant cw-pumped optical parametric oscillators (OPOs). We show experimentally that a steady-state regime of short pulses is reached in a few tens of microseconds under cw pumping. The oscillation buildup dynamics of both OPOs is also explored, evidencing an unusual transient behavior in the mode-locking process.

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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 16, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2007
Published: June 6, 2007

Citation
Jean-Michel Melkonian, Nicolas Forget, Fabien Bretenaker, Cyril Drag, Michel Lefebvre, and Emmanuel Rosencher, "Active mode locking of continuous-wave doubly and singly resonant optical parametric oscillators," Opt. Lett. 32, 1701-1703 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-12-1701


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