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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2008
  • pp: 153–155

Passively mode-locked slow pump optical parametric oscillators

Jacob B. Khurgin, J.-M. Melkonian, Antoine Godard, and E. Rosencher  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 2, pp. 153-155 (2008)

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We predict that employing a Bragg grating to simultaneously phase match and induce large temporal walk-off between the signal and slow propagating pump in a nonlinear crystal can be conducive to development of passively mode locked optical parametric oscillators in which cw near-infrared pump is efficiently converted into short middle-infrared pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: October 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2007
Published: January 9, 2008

Jacob B. Khurgin, J.-M. Melkonian, Antoine Godard, and E. Rosencher, "Passively mode-locked slow pump optical parametric oscillators," Opt. Lett. 33, 153-155 (2008)

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