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Dynamic Behaviour Of A Doubly Resonant Optical Parametric Oscillator

Gibson, GM, Morrison, GR, Hansen, Pl, Dunn, MH, and Padgett, MJ (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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s):Padgett, Prof Miles
Authors: Gibson, GM, Morrison, GR, Hansen, Pl, Dunn, MH, and Padgett, MJ
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Optics Communications
Journal Abbr.:Opt. Commun.
ISSN:0030-4018

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