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Opt Lett. 2010 May 1;35(9):1401-3. doi: 10.1364/OL.35.001401.

Simultaneous parametric oscillation and signal-to-idler conversion for efficient downconversion.

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  • 1Department of Physical Electronics, Fleischman Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.


We experimentally demonstrate an optical parametric oscillator, whose signal pumps another difference-frequency generation process. Engineered idler frequency coincidence of both processes in a single quasiperiodic crystal improves pump-to-idler slope efficiency by 52.8%, from 15.25% to 23.3%, and pump-to-idler conversion efficiency (at an average pump power of 1.2 W) by 16.6%, from 12.5% to 14.58%.

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