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Theory of multistage intracavity frequency conversion in optical parametric oscillators
Author(s): Gerald T. Moore; Karl W. Koch; Eric C. Cheung
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Paper Abstract

Devices incorporating multiple frequency-conversion stages within the cavity of an optical parametric oscillator can be used to extend the tuning range of the OPO or to improve its performance. We have used plane-wave theory to identify operating regimes of a number of such devices which have a large dynamic range of high efficiency. We have also carried out more detailed multidimensional numerical simulations of these regimes. By way of illustration, we discuss simulations of a high- gain device called the OPO-OPO.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206455
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Gerald T. Moore, Air Force Phillips Lab. and Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Karl W. Koch, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Eric C. Cheung, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2379:
Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals
Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Lap Kin Cheng, Editor(s)

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