Gibson, G., Morrison, G., Hansen, P., Dunn, M., and Padgett, M. (1997) Dynamic Behaviour Of A Doubly Resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator. Optics Communications, 136 (39237). pp. 423-428. ISSN 0030-4018 (doi:10.1016/S0030-4018(96)00723-7)
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Using a combination of computer modelling and experimental observation we have studied the dynamic behaviour of a doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillator (OPO). When pumped above threshold, it is observed that a finite time is required for the output of the OPO to be established. Specifically, for a doubly-resonant OPO based on KTP with a cavity length of 11 mm, pumped at 523 nm and phase-matched to give near degenerate output, we observe a build-up time for the OPO output of the order of 1 mu s. The observations are in excellent agreement with our numerical modelling and can be attributed completely to the time required for the OPO output to build-up from the parametric fluorescence.
|Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:||Padgett, Prof Miles|
|Authors:||Gibson, G., Morrison, G., Hansen, P., Dunn, M., and Padgett, M.|
|College/School:||College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy|
|Journal Name:||Optics Communications|
|Journal Abbr.:||Opt. Commun.|