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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1236–1238

Efficient quasi-phase-matched frequency doubling with phase compensation by a wedged crystal in a standing-wave external cavity

I. Juwiler, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 17, pp. 1236-1238 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001236


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Abstract

In standing-wave enhancement cavities for frequency doubling, second-harmonic fields are generated in both directions of propagation. To add the fields coherently, one should compensate for the phase shifts introduced by dispersive elements in the cavity. We experimentally demonstrate phase compensation in a compact standing-wave frequency-doubling cavity by use of a wedged periodically poled KTP crystal. The highest conversion efficiency and second-harmonic power obtained by pumping with a 1064-nm cw Nd:YAG laser were 69.4% and 268 mW, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

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I. Juwiler, A. Arie, A. Skliar, and G. Rosenman, "Efficient quasi-phase-matched frequency doubling with phase compensation by a wedged crystal in a standing-wave external cavity," Opt. Lett. 24, 1236-1238 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-17-1236


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