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Nonlinear spatio-temporal theory of the doubly resonant degenerate optical parametric oscillator
Author(s): Kenneth D. Shaw
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Paper Abstract

An analytical solution to the nonlinear time-dependent coupled wave equations describing a doubly-resonant degenerate optical parametric oscillator (DROPO) with arbitrary cavity mirror reflectivities and arbitrary nonlinear interaction strength has been obtained. This solution makes it possible to investigate the spatio-temporal behavior of the optical fields in the cavity when the DROPO is pumped by a source having any desired temporal intensity profile for any values of cavity mirror reflectivity. The influence of pumping source parameters such as pulse duration and peak pulse intensity on the behavior of the DROPO is studied for different mirror reflectivities, as are the effects of absorption and cavity length. The predictions of the theory are compared to some existing experimental data.

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Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2379, Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206492
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Kenneth D. Shaw, Air Force Phillips Lab. and Univ. of New Mexico (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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