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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2023–2029

Blue-light-induced infrared absorption in KNbO3

H. Mabuchi, E. S. Poizik, and H. J. Kimble  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 11, Issue 10, pp. 2023-2029 (1994)

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We have used a high-finesse cavity to measure the cw intensity dependence and dynamics of blue-light-induced infrared absorption (BLIIRA) in KNbO3 crystals for blue-light intensities between 7 × 10−4 and 2 × 104 W/cm2. We discuss the detrimental effects of BLIIRA on the efficiency of intracavity frequency doubling and the threshold for parametric oscillation.

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H. Mabuchi, E. S. Polzik, and H. J. Kimble, "Blue-light-induced infrared absorption in KNbO3," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2023-2029 (1994)

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