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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 1998
  • pp: 1591–1593

Increased spectral bandwidths in nonlinear conversion processes by use of multicrystal designs

Margaret Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 20, pp. 1591-1593 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.001591


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Abstract

The fourth-harmonic generation of broadband 243-nm radiation is reported. The broadband radiation is achieved by implementation of a multicrystal design to overcome spectral bandwidth limitations, and a plane-wave analysis is developed that shows increased spectral bandwidths for these designs. The fourth harmonic of a Cr:LiSAF laser operating at 972 nm is generated in beta-barium borate (BBO). The results demonstrate a spectral bandwidth at 243 nm more than five times broader than that which is expected from a single BBO crystal of equivalent length.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

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Margaret Brown, "Increased spectral bandwidths in nonlinear conversion processes by use of multicrystal designs," Opt. Lett. 23, 1591-1593 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-20-1591

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