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Backward optical parametric oscillator threshold and linewidth studies

Etudes du seuil et de la largeur de raie de l'oscillateur paramétrique optique à onde régressive

Abstract

We carry out a theoretical investigation of the backward interaction optical parametric oscillator (OPO), in which one of the generated waves is counterpropagating with respect to the pump. We derive simple, self-consistent analytical formulas for the continuous-wave and pulsed regimes. While consistent with previous works on the continuous-wave regime, our study enables us to extend the analysis to the pulsed regime. In particular, we derive simple expressions of the oscillation build-up time, pulsed threshold, and efficiency, for the first time, to our knowledge. We also investigate the peculiar spectral features of the backward OPO when pumped with a narrow-linewidth pulsed radiation, in particular, the absence of tolerance to phase mismatch and the natural ability to emit two waves with a Fourier-transform-limited spectrum. A comparison with the conventional forward OPO is also carried out to emphasize the unique properties of the backward OPO.
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hal-03521251 , version 1 (11-01-2022)

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Antoine Godard, Marie Guionie, Jean-Baptiste Dherbecourt, Jean-Michel Melkonian, Myriam Raybaut. Backward optical parametric oscillator threshold and linewidth studies. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 2022, 39 (2), pp.408-420. ⟨10.1364/JOSAB.445246⟩. ⟨hal-03521251⟩
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