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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 21 — Oct. 17, 2007
  • pp: 13849–13857

Laser damage resistance of RbTiOPO4: evidence of polarization dependent anisotropy

F. R. Wagner, A. Hildenbrand, J.Y. Natoli, M. Commandré, F. Théodore, and H. Albrecht  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 21, pp. 13849-13857 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.013849


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Abstract

Nanosecond-laser induced damage of RbTiOPO4 crystals (RTP) has been studied at 1064 nm as a function of propagation direction and polarization orientation. A significant difference in the Laser Induced Damage Threshold (LIDT) was observed for x-cut and y-cut crystals in Pockels cell configuration, where the light propagation direction is along the x and y axes of the crystal respectively. In Pockels cell configuration the polarization is oriented at 45° with respect to the z-axis of the crystal. Experiments with the polarization oriented parallel to the principal axes of the crystal pointed out the importance of the polarization direction for the LIDT whereas the propagation direction did not significantly influence the LIDT. Comparison of the experimental data with a simple model reveals the influence of frequency doubling on the LIDT in Pockels cell configuration. In the case of the y-cut Pockels cell, the generation of frequency doubled light causes an LIDT below the LIDT of x and z-polarized light at the fundamental wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(160.2100) Materials : Electro-optical materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: June 1, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 10, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 15, 2007
Published: October 5, 2007

Citation
F. R. Wagner, A. Hildenbrand, J. Y. Natoli, M. Commandré, F. Théodore, and H. Albrecht, "Laser damage resistance of RbTiOPO4: evidence of polarization dependent anisotropy," Opt. Express 15, 13849-13857 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-21-13849


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