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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1998
  • pp: 497–499

Efficient broadband second-harmonic generation by dispersive achromatic nonlinear conversion using only prisms

Bruce A. Richman, Scott E. Bisson, Rick Trebino, Erkin Sidick, and Alexander Jacobson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 7, pp. 497-499 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000497


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Abstract

Using a lossless dispersive apparatus consisting of six prisms, optimized to match a second-harmonic crystal phase-matching angle versus wavelength to second order, we efficiently doubled tunable fundamental light near 660 nm over a range of 80 nm, using a 4-mm-long type I β -barium borate crystal without tuning the crystal angle. Another set of six prisms after the crystal realigned the propagation directions of the various second-harmonic frequencies to be collinear to within 1/4 spot diameter in position and 200µrad in angle. The measured conversion efficiency of a 40-mJ, 5-ns fundamental pulse was 10%.

© 1998 Optical Society ofAmerica

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4360) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, devices
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

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Bruce A. Richman, Scott E. Bisson, Rick Trebino, Erkin Sidick, and Alexander Jacobson, "Efficient broadband second-harmonic generation by dispersive achromatic nonlinear conversion using only prisms," Opt. Lett. 23, 497-499 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-7-497

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