Theory of self-phase-locked optical parametric oscillators

J. J. Zondy, A. Douillet, A. Tallet, E. Ressayre, M. Le Berre

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The self phase locking between subharmonic waves of an optical parametric oscillator (OPO) induced by resonant nonlinear (OPO)/second harmonic generator (SHG) processes was demonstrated. The minimum threshold of oscillation of these devices was identical to that of the conventional devices. The nonlinear cascading led to a subcritical behavior.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23814-23811
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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