Frequency comb generation and carrier-envelope phase control in femtosecond optical parametric oscillators
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- Reid, D.T., Gale, B.J.S. & Sun, J. Laser Phys. (2008) 18: 87. doi:10.1134/S1054660X08020011
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We describe progress in the measurement and control of the carrier-envelope phase-slip frequencies of pulses generated by a femtosecond optical parametric oscillator. Example applications of such control are presented and include the generation of a frequency comb spanning nearly three optical octaves, and the creation of a train of 30-fs pulses via coherent pulse synthesis. Future prospects for frequency combs based on femtosecond optical parametric oscillators are discussed.