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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4465–4468

Generation of microwave radiation by nonlinear interaction of a high-power, high-repetition rate, 1064  nm laser in KTiOPO4 crystals

A. F. Borghesani, C. Braggio, and G. Carugno  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4465-4468 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004465


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Abstract

We report measurements of microwave (RF) generation in the centimeter band accomplished by irradiating a nonlinear KTiOPO4 crystal with a home-made, infrared laser at 1064 nm as a result of optical rectification. The laser delivers pulse trains of duration up to 1 μs. Each train consists of several high-intensity pulses at an adjustable repetition rate of approximately 4.6 GHz. The duration of the generated RF pulses is determined by that of the pulse trains. We have investigated both microwave- and second harmonic generation as a function of the laser intensity and of the orientation of the laser polarization with respect to the crystallographic axes of KTP.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(350.4010) Other areas of optics : Microwaves

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2013
Published: October 31, 2013

Citation
A. F. Borghesani, C. Braggio, and G. Carugno, "Generation of microwave radiation by nonlinear interaction of a high-power, high-repetition rate, 1064  nm laser in KTiOPO4 crystals," Opt. Lett. 38, 4465-4468 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-21-4465


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