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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2002
  • pp: 1028–1032

High energy second-harmonic generation of Nd:glass laser radiation with large aperture CsLiB6O10 crystals

Hiromitsu Kiriyama, Norihiro Inoue, and Koichi Yamakawa  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 19, pp. 1028-1032 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.10.001028


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Abstract

We have demonstrated the generation of a high-energy green laser pulse using large aperture CsLiB6O10 (CLBO) crystals for the first time to our knowledge. A pulsed energy of 25 J at 532-nm was generated using the 1064-nm incident Nd:glass laser radiation with an energy of 34 J. High conversion efficiency of 74 % at intensities of only 370 MW/cm2 was obtained using a two-stage crystal architecture. This result represents the highest green pulse energy ever reported using the CLBO crystals.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2002
Published: September 23, 2002

Citation
Hiromitsu Kiriyama, Norihiro Inoue, and Koichi Yamakawa, "High energy second-harmonic generation of Nd:glass laser radiation with large aperture CsLiB6O10 crystals," Opt. Express 10, 1028-1032 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-19-1028


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