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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
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871336
Patent Number(s):
5710658
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02B - OPTICAL ELEMENTS, SYSTEMS, OR APPARATUS
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
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. Thu . "Achromatic phase-matching second harmonic generation for a tunable laser". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871336.
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abstractNote = {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.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1998},
month = {1}
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