Third-harmonic-generation experiments at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory were recently reported by Linford et al. [Appl. Opt. 21, 3633 (1982)]. Here the theory pertaining to these experiments is discussed in detail. The Livermore results are shown to be in accordance with calculations using the harmonicgeneration code MIXER, whose predictions of highly efficient frequency tripling were first confirmed experimentally at the University of Rochester using the Type II/Type II polarization-mismatch configuration. The Livermore experiments confirm the advantages of this configuration.
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R. S. Craxton, "Interpretation of Livermore third-harmonic-generation experiments," Appl. Opt. 22, 2739-2742 (1983)