Specific architectures for optical parametric oscillators

Antoine Berrou, Jean-Michel Melkonian, Myriam Raybaut, Antoine Godard, Emmanuel Rosencher, Michel Lefebvre

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Abstract

Optical parametric oscillators are coherent light sources showing properties that are not encountered with usual laser sources. This article deals with optical architectures that take advantage of the specific properties of the three-wave mixing parametric interaction. We show that optical cavities can be specifically designed to increase either the optical conversion of the parametric process or to reduce dramatically the emitted line width.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1162-1173
Number of pages12
JournalComptes Rendus Physique
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2007
EventConference on Parametric Light Sources for the Infrared - Clamart, France
Duration: 5 Feb 20076 Feb 2007

Keywords

  • optical parametric oscillator
  • specific optical cavity
  • mid-IR tuneable source
  • SINGLE-MODE
  • INJECTION
  • GENERATION
  • OPERATION
  • LASER

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