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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. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
570442
Patent Number(s):
5710658
Application Number:
PAN: 8-574,607
Assignee:
Sandia Corp., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 20 Jan 1998
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; LASERS; HARMONIC GENERATION; NONLINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL SYSTEMS; LASER RADIATION

Citation Formats

Jacobson, A G, Bisson, S, and Trebino, R. Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser. United States: N. p., 1998. Web.
Jacobson, A G, Bisson, S, & Trebino, R. Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser. United States.
Jacobson, A G, Bisson, S, and Trebino, R. Tue . "Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser". United States.
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