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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2885–2887

High-power third-harmonic flat pulse laser generation

S. Cialdi, M. Petrarca, and C. Vicario  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 19, pp. 2885-2887 (2006)

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The generation of a high-power laser pulse at 266 nm that is longitudinally shaped according to a prefixed intensity profile is reported. The main features of the pulse shape modifications due to second- and third-harmonic conversions are measured, and the results are in good agreement with the theory. The UV temporal shape depends on the chirp of the fundamental pulse and on the crystal phase-matching angle. Exploiting the large stretching imposed on the third-harmonic signal, we show that the pulse intensity profile can be obtained by spectral single-shot measurements.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 30, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 3, 2006
Published: September 11, 2006

S. Cialdi, M. Petrarca, and C. Vicario, "High-power third-harmonic flat pulse laser generation," Opt. Lett. 31, 2885-2887 (2006)

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