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Femtosecond optical parametric oscillator frequency combs

Kobayashi, Yohei and Torizuka, Kenji and Marandi, Alireza and Byer, Robert L. and McCracken, Richard A. and Zhang, Zhaowei and Reid, Derryck T. (2015) Femtosecond optical parametric oscillator frequency combs. Journal of Optics, 17 (9). Art. No. 094010. ISSN 2040-8978.

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Techniques to measure and manipulate the carrier-envelope phase within femtosecond optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) allow their outputs to be stabilized in a way that produces a frequency comb structure, potentially tunable throughout the transparency band of the gain material. In this review we describe the fundamental principles of phase control, on which the development of singly- and doubly-resonant OPO frequency combs is based. We give examples of practical embodiments of such combs, and discuss in detail several applications, including spectroscopy, metrology, quantum computation and astrophotonics.

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Additional Information:© 2015 IOP Publishing. Open Access. Received 12 March 2015, revised 20 May 2015. Accepted for publication 18 June 2015. Published 3 September 2015. The results presented in this article would not have been possible without the contributions of a number of individuals, including: J Sun T I Ferreiro, K Balskus, B J S Gale, K L Vodopyanov, N C Leindecker, H Takada, and M Kakehata. Parts of this research were carried out under the METROCOMB project, which has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement no. 605057. The authors are also grateful for funding from the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC ST/L002140/1).
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European Research Council (ERC)605057
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)ST/L002140/1
Subject Keywords:frequency combs, optical parametric oscillators, femtosecond lasers
Issue or Number:9
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Official Citation:Yohei Kobayashi et al 2015 J. Opt. 17 094010
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