We have demonstrated electro-optically tuned second-harmonic generation using Type I KDP inside a plasma-electrode discharge cell. An axial voltage of ±52 kV is required to switch a 1.064-μm beam by conversion to 0.53 μm, in agreement with theory. Electro-optically tuned harmonic generation may be combined with a recently developed transparent plasma electrode to produce a large-aperture switch for multipass laser systems.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: March 7, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984
M. A. Henesian, J. Goldhar, and R. A. Haas, "Electro-optic harmonic conversion switch for large-aperture multipass laser systems," Opt. Lett. 9, 365-367 (1984)