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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2004
  • pp: 899–901

Direct measurement of wave-front distortion induced during second-harmonic generation: application to breakup-integral compensation

Jean Pascal Caumes, Laurent Videau, Claude Rouyer, and Eric Freysz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 8, pp. 899-901 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000899


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Abstract

The wave-front distortion of femtosecond laser pulses recorded with a Shack–Hartmann analyzer makes it possible to retrieve the nonlinear index of refraction of different glasses and the nonlinear phase shift induced during second-harmonic generation in <i>β</i>-barium borate (BBO) crystal versus the phase mismatch. It is shown that the nonlinear phase shift induced in a 2-mm-thick BBO crystal allows compensation for up to a 2π breakup-integral induced in a 4-cm fused-silica glass. The stability of the compensation is reported to be from 10 to 100 GW cm<sup>-2</sup>.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

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Jean Pascal Caumes, Laurent Videau, Claude Rouyer, and Eric Freysz, "Direct measurement of wave-front distortion induced during second-harmonic generation: application to breakup-integral compensation," Opt. Lett. 29, 899-901 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-8-899

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