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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Apr. 12, 2010
  • pp: 8033–8042

Frequency doubling of low power images using a self-imaging cavity

Benoît Chalopin, Antonino Chiummo, Claude Fabre, Agnès Maître, and Nicolas Treps  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 8033-8042 (2010)

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A self-imaging resonator can be simultaneously resonant for many transverse modes and therefore allows cavity build-up for images of various shapes. The stability properties of such a cavity are reviewed. We have used this device for the first time to enhance the efficiency of second harmonic generation of weak images. We characterize the global and local efficiency of the second harmonic generation, and discuss its limitation due to the spatial bandwidth of the cavity and the diffraction along the crystal length.

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OCIS Codes
(110.0110) Imaging systems : Imaging systems
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2010
Published: March 31, 2010

Benoît Chalopin, Antonino Chiummo, Claude Fabre, Agnès Maître, and Nicolas Treps, "Frequency doubling of low power images using a self-imaging cavity," Opt. Express 18, 8033-8042 (2010)

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