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Title: Beam tilt and angular dispersion in broad-bandwidth, nanosecond optical parametric oscillators

Abstract

We show that the signal and idler beams generated by certain types of unseeded, nanosecond optical parametric oscillators are tilted and angularly dispersed and have anomalously large bandwidths. This effect is demonstrated in both laboratory measurements and a numerical model. We show how the optical cavity design influences the tilts and how these tilts can be eliminated or minimized. We also determine the conditions necessary for injection seeding of these parametric oscillators.[copyright] 1999 Optical Society of America

Authors:
; ; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. (Department 1128 Lasers, Optics and Remote Sensing, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185-1423 (United States))
  2. (Forsvarets Forskningsinstitutt (Norwegian Defence Research Establishment), P.O. Box 25, N-2007, Kjeller (Norway))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6372795
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6372795
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Journal of the Optical Society of America, Part B: Optical Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 16:9; Journal ID: ISSN 0740-3224
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BEAM PROFILES; BIREFRINGENCE; CAVITY RESONATORS; CRYSTALS; NONLINEAR OPTICS; PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; OPTICS; OSCILLATORS; REFRACTION; RESONATORS 661300* -- Other Aspects of Physical Science-- (1992-)

Citation Formats

Alford, W.J., Gehr, R.J., Schmitt, R.L., Smith, A.V., and Arisholm, G. Beam tilt and angular dispersion in broad-bandwidth, nanosecond optical parametric oscillators. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.16.001525.
Alford, W.J., Gehr, R.J., Schmitt, R.L., Smith, A.V., & Arisholm, G. Beam tilt and angular dispersion in broad-bandwidth, nanosecond optical parametric oscillators. United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.16.001525.
Alford, W.J., Gehr, R.J., Schmitt, R.L., Smith, A.V., and Arisholm, G. Wed . "Beam tilt and angular dispersion in broad-bandwidth, nanosecond optical parametric oscillators". United States. doi:10.1364/JOSAB.16.001525.
@article{osti_6372795,
title = {Beam tilt and angular dispersion in broad-bandwidth, nanosecond optical parametric oscillators},
author = {Alford, W.J. and Gehr, R.J. and Schmitt, R.L. and Smith, A.V. and Arisholm, G.},
abstractNote = {We show that the signal and idler beams generated by certain types of unseeded, nanosecond optical parametric oscillators are tilted and angularly dispersed and have anomalously large bandwidths. This effect is demonstrated in both laboratory measurements and a numerical model. We show how the optical cavity design influences the tilts and how these tilts can be eliminated or minimized. We also determine the conditions necessary for injection seeding of these parametric oscillators.[copyright] 1999 Optical Society of America},
doi = {10.1364/JOSAB.16.001525},
journal = {Journal of the Optical Society of America, Part B: Optical Physics},
issn = {0740-3224},
number = ,
volume = 16:9,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}