Abstract

We present a pump-and-signal-resonant optical parametric oscillator that provides 25  dB of amplitude noise suppression of the transmitted pump beam from dc to 20  kHz. The upper frequency range of the optical limiter increases as the pump power is increased, up to 1  MHz with 580  mW of input power. The amount of noise suppression is limited by pump-depletion effects. The upper frequency range is limited by the temporal response of the device. We present a numerical analysis that predicts this behavior.

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