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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2002
  • pp: 102–118

High-intensity third-harmonic generation

Paul S. Banks, Michael D. Feit, and Michael D. Perry  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 102-118 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.19.000102


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Abstract

The azimuthal dependence of third-order and cascaded second-order nonlinear coupling are used to measure the relative contributions of each to direct third-harmonic generation in β-barium borate. This enabled the measurement of the values of χ10(3),χ11(3), and χ16(3) relative to the known χij(2). Finally, conversion efficiencies to 3ω of up to 6% from a single crystal were achieved with a femtosecond chirped-pulse-amplification laser with 200 GW/cm2 in collimated beams.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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Paul S. Banks, Michael D. Feit, and Michael D. Perry, "High-intensity third-harmonic generation," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 102-118 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-19-1-102


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