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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Aug. 13, 2012
  • pp: 19168–19175

Analytic and experimental investigations on influence of harmonic generation on acousto-optical modulation

Peter Bechtold, Oliver Hentschel, and Michael Schmidt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 19168-19175 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.019168


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Abstract

In application, laser power is modulated prior to harmonic generation to a large part. Consequently modulation characteristics are influenced as a result of the non-linearity of harmonic generation. Within this paper, straight-forward approaches to calculate modulation key parameters (rise time, fall time, bandwidth and contrast ratio) of an acousto-optical modulator prior to harmonic generation stage are presented. The results will be compared to experimental data for third harmonic generation (THG) of a 1064 nm fs-laser which is power-modulated by a TeO2-AOM prior to THG. In the latter case, rise time and fall time are significantly reduced to approximately 66% after THG both in experimental and analytical study.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(220.4830) Optical design and fabrication : Systems design
(230.1040) Optical devices : Acousto-optical devices
(230.4110) Optical devices : Modulators

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 19, 2012
Published: August 6, 2012

Citation
Peter Bechtold, Oliver Hentschel, and Michael Schmidt, "Analytic and experimental investigations on influence of harmonic generation on acousto-optical modulation," Opt. Express 20, 19168-19175 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-17-19168


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