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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 11 — Apr. 10, 2009
  • pp: 2051–2057

High-efficiency second-harmonic generation of superintense ultrashort laser pulses

Sergey Mironov, Vladimir Lozhkarev, Vladislav Ginzburg, and Efim Khazanov  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 11, pp. 2051-2057 (2009)

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The effect of instantaneous cubic nonlinearity on second-harmonic generation of femtosecond laser pulses is investigated. The possibility of improving generation efficiency and shortening pulse duration is analyzed. Energy conversion efficiency of 60% was obtained in an experiment in a 1 mm thickness KDP crystal at the peak intensity of 0.6 TW / cm 2 and the duration of 60 fs .

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2009
Published: April 1, 2009

Sergey Mironov, Vladimir Lozhkarev, Vladislav Ginzburg, and Efim Khazanov, "High-efficiency second-harmonic generation of superintense ultrashort laser pulses," Appl. Opt. 48, 2051-2057 (2009)

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