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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 1952–1954

Frequency doubling of 100-fs pulses with 50% efficiency by use of a resonant enhancement cavity

Victor P. Yanovsky and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 1952-1954 (1994)

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The use of a resonant cavity for efficient second-harmonic generation with 100-fs pulses is demonstrated. With 2-nJ pulses from a mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser, 53% conversion efficiency to the second harmonic at 625 nm is achieved while ~100-fs duration is maintained. This is an order-of-magnitude improvement over the conversion efficiency obtained directly with the laser output.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 27, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

Victor P. Yanovsky and Frank W. Wise, "Frequency doubling of 100-fs pulses with 50% efficiency by use of a resonant enhancement cavity," Opt. Lett. 19, 1952-1954 (1994)

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