Relaxation oscillation suppression in continuous-wave intracavity optical parametric oscillators

David J. M. Stothard, Malcolm H. Dunn

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Abstract

We report a solution to the long standing problem of the occurrence of spontaneous and long-lived bursts of relaxation oscillations which occur when a continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator is operated within the cavity of the parent pump-laser. By placing a second nonlinear crystal within the pump-wave cavity for the purpose of second-harmonic-generation of the pump-wave the additional nonlinear loss thereby arising due to up-conversion effectively suppresses the relaxation oscillations with very little reduction in down-converted power. (C) 2010 Optical Society of America

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1336-1348
Number of pages13
JournalOptics Express
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Jan 2010

Keywords

  • DYNAMICS
  • LASER

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