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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1996
  • pp: 1348–1350

High-power fourth- and fifth-harmonic generation of a Nd:YAG laser by means of a CsLiB6O10

Y. K. Yap, M. Inagaki, S. Nakajima, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 1348-1350 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001348


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Abstract

High pulse energies of nanosecond-level fourth- and fifth-harmonic (4ω and ) generation of a Nd:YAG laser have been obtained with a CsLiB6O10 (CLBO) nonlinear crystal. 500 mJ of 4ω output with a conversion efficiency of 50% from the second-harmonic input was generated. 5ω output at 213 nm of as high as 230 mJ was obtained by sum-frequency generation of the 266- and 1064-nm beams, corresponding to a 10.4% conversion efficiency of the initial fundamental input energy. The characteristics of the CLBO crystal that permit this effective frequency conversion are discussed.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 1, 1996
Published: September 1, 1996

Citation
Y. K. Yap, M. Inagaki, S. Nakajima, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, "High-power fourth- and fifth-harmonic generation of a Nd:YAG laser by means of a CsLiB6O10," Opt. Lett. 21, 1348-1350 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-17-1348

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