Advances in femtosecond single-crystal sum-frequency generating optical parametric oscillators

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1998
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Proceedings of the Nonlinear Optics'98: Materials, Fundamentals and Applications Topical Meeting, IEEE 1998
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IEEE
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215 - 217
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The effect of compensating the group velocity mismatch between the orthogonal pump components on the conversion efficiency of the optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) was investigated. A femtosecond single-crystal sum-frequency generating optical parametric oscillators (OPO) based on a Ti:sapphire laser pumped KTiOPO4 crystal was used. presented. The crystal was phase matched for a specific signal wavelength corresponding to the operational wavelength of the laser. The crystal was also phase-matched for the sum-frequency generations (SFG) of the pump and the signal beams yielded a blue output beam. The conversion efficiency of the OPOs increased by compensating the group velocity mismatch.

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Light polarization, Mathematical models, Optical frequency conversion, Optical pumping, Optical rotation, Runge Kutta methods, Solid state lasers, Non-critical phase matching (NCPM), Sum-frequency generation (SFG), Optical parametric oscillators
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