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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1984
  • pp: 365–367

Electro-optic harmonic conversion switch for large-aperture multipass laser systems

M. A. Henesian, J. Goldhar, and R. A. Haas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 365-367 (1984)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.9.000365


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Abstract

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.

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History
Original Manuscript: March 7, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 1984
Published: August 1, 1984

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-9-8-365


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