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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1994
  • pp: 563–565

High-power wavelength converters with feedback

E. A. Stappaerts and H. Komine  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 563-565 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.19.000563


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Abstract

We have shown theoretically and experimentally that very high conversion efficiencies can be obtained in high-peak-power wavelength converters utilizing small amounts of feedback, at fluences similar to the no-feedback case. Maximum efficiencies are obtained with radially varying reflectivity profiles. We have demonstrated the concept, using second-harmonic generation in a deuterated potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystal in which 70% energy conversion was obtained, in agreement with simulation results. Energy conversion efficiencies of 56% were also obtained in a beta-barium borate optical parametric oscillator.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 1994
Published: April 15, 1994

Citation
E. A. Stappaerts and H. Komine, "High-power wavelength converters with feedback," Opt. Lett. 19, 563-565 (1994)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-19-8-563


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