GPU-accelerated full-field modelling of highly dispersive ultrafast optical parametric oscillators

Sebastian C. Robarts, Diana E. Hunter, Derryck T. Reid, Richard A. McCracken

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We demonstrate GPU-accelerated modelling of ultrafast optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) via the 𝜒(2) nonlinear envelope equation with 1265× improvement in execution time compared with a CPU-based approach. Incorporating an adaptive step-size algorithm and absorbing boundary conditions, our model is capable of simulating OPOs containing long (>10mm) nonlinear crystals or significant intracavity dispersion with outputs generated in less than 1 minute, allowing the investigation of systems that were previously computationally prohibitive to explore. We implement real-world parameters such as optical coatings, material absorption, and non-ideal poling domains within quasi-phase matched nonlinear crystals, producing excellent agreement with the spectral tuning behaviour and average power from a previously reported prism-based OPO. Our digital twinning approach provides a low-cost iterative development platform for ultrafast OPOs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42624-42636
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
Early online date1 Dec 2023
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2023


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