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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3496–3498

Generation of multi-octave-spanning laser harmonics by cascaded quasi-phase matching in a monolithic ferroelectric crystal

Wei-Chun Hsu, Ying-Yao Lai, Chien-Jen Lai, Lung-Han Peng, Ci-Ling Pan, and A. H. Kung  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 3496-3498 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003496


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Abstract

We report the generation of the second to the sixth harmonics of a fundamental frequency covering two and a half octaves in a multiply-periodically poled lithium tantalate crystal by cascaded quasi-phase-matched frequency mixing. A frequency comb that is composed of these harmonics will permit the synthesis of a train of periodic subcycle subfemtosecond pulses in a compact setting.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(230.7405) Optical devices : Wavelength conversion devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2009
Published: November 9, 2009

Citation
Wei-Chun Hsu, Ying-Yao Lai, Chien-Jen Lai, Lung-Han Peng, Ci-Ling Pan, and A. H. Kung, "Generation of multi-octave-spanning laser harmonics by cascaded quasi-phase matching in a monolithic ferroelectric crystal," Opt. Lett. 34, 3496-3498 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-22-3496


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