Femtosecond optical parametric oscillator frequency combs

Yohei Kobayashi, Kenji Torizuka, Alireza Marandi, Robert L. Byer, Richard A. McCracken, Zhaowei Zhang, Derryck Telford Reid

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Techniques to measure and manipulate the carrier-envelope phase within femtosecond optical parametric oscillators allow their outputs to be stabilized in a way that produces a frequency-comb structure, potentially tunable throughout the transparency band of the gain material. In this review we describe the fundamental principles of phase control, on which the development of singly- and doubly-resonant optical parametric oscillator frequency combs is based. We give examples of practical embodiments of such combs, and discuss in detail several applications, including spectroscopy, metrology, quantum computation and astrophotonics.
Original languageEnglish
Article number094010
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sept 2015


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