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Title: Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser

Abstract

An optical system uses a nonlinear optical medium to alter the frequency of a relatively narrow band light source tunable over a plurality of different frequencies using an optical system for passively directing light to the nonlinear medium at a correct phase matching angle. In this manner, the light from the tunable light source can be efficiently frequency-doubled or frequency-tripled without the need of moving parts. An all prism design provides a system of optimal efficiency.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Danville, CA
  2. Livermore, CA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871336
Patent Number(s):
US 5710658
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
achromatic; phase-matching; harmonic; generation; tunable; laser; optical; nonlinear; medium; alter; frequency; relatively; narrow; band; light; source; plurality; frequencies; passively; directing; correct; phase; matching; angle; manner; efficiently; frequency-doubled; frequency-tripled; moving; prism; design; provides; optimal; efficiency; phase matching; relatively narrow; light source; nonlinear optical; design provides; narrow band; tunable laser; optical medium; achromatic phase-matching; optimal efficiency; harmonic generation; directing light; nonlinear optic; achromatic phase; band light; /359/

Citation Formats

Jacobson, Alexander Gerson, Bisson, Scott, and Trebino, Rick. Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Jacobson, Alexander Gerson, Bisson, Scott, & Trebino, Rick. Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser. United States.
Jacobson, Alexander Gerson, Bisson, Scott, and Trebino, Rick. 1998. "Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871336.
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Works referenced in this record:

Achromatic phase matching for second harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses
journal, January 1989


Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses
journal, January 1990