Abstract

We predict that employing a Bragg grating to simultaneously phase match and induce large temporal walk-off between the signal and slow propagating pump in a nonlinear crystal can be conducive to development of passively mode locked optical parametric oscillators in which cw near-infrared pump is efficiently converted into short middle-infrared pulses.

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J. B. Khurgin, Phys. Rev. A 62, 013821 (2000).
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H. A. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 736 (1975).
[CrossRef]

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N. Bloembergen and A. E. Sievers, Appl. Phys. Lett. 17, 483 (1970).
[CrossRef]

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S. A. Akhmanov, A. S. Chirkin, K. N. Drabovich, A. I. Kovrigin, R. V. Khokhlov, and A. P. Sukhorukov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-4, 598 (1968).
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[CrossRef]

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C. S. Wang, G. B. Morrison, E. J. Skogen, and L. A. Coldren, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 24, 1559 (2006).
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J. B. Khurgin, Phys. Rev. A 62, 013821 (2000).
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R. W. Boyd and D. J. Gauthier, in Progress in Optics,E.Wolf, ed. (Elsevier, 2002), Vol. 43, Chap. 6, pp. 497-530.
[CrossRef]

J. B. Khurgin, J.-M. Melkonian, M. Lefebvre, A. Godard, and E. Rosencher, 'Passive mode locking of optical parametric oscillators: an efficient technique for generating sub-picosecond pulses,' Opt. Express (to be published).

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, 1986).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Operational principle of the SLOPO.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Phase matching in the SLOPO with a Bragg grating (the phase mismatch is exaggerated). (b) Enlargement of (a) without the phase mismatch exaggeration. Notation is given in the text.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Development of mode-locked pulses in the SLOPO as a function of the number of round trips for CW pumping.

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( k G ( ω p ) k B k ( ω p ) ) 2 = ( ω p ω B ω p ) 2 ( δ n n p ) 2 ,
1 ω B ω p = ( δ n ) 2 + ( Δ n ) 2 2 n p Δ n ,
v g , p 1 = d k G d ω = n p c ( δ n ) 2 + ( Δ n ) 2 ( δ n ) 2 ( Δ n ) 2 .
S = Δ n 1 2 2 n p 1 + ( δ n Δ n ) 2 1 + δ n Δ n ( ω p Δ ω + ) 1 2 .
E p ( z , t ) = E p 0 ( z ) e j ω p t ( S + 1 2 S e j k p z + S 1 2 S e j ( k p 2 π Λ ) z ) ,
A i z + 1 v g , i A i t = κ A p A s * ,
A s z + 1 v g , s A i t = κ A p A i * ,
A p z + 1 v g , p A p t = κ A s A i ,
κ = χ ( 2 ) c ( ω p ω s ω i 2 n p n s n i η 0 ( S + 1 ) 2 σ ) 1 2

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