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Title: Apparatus and methods for using achromatic phase matching at high orders of dispersion

Abstract

Achromatic phase-matching (APM) is used for efficiently multiplying the frequency of broad bandwidth light by using a nonlinear optical medium comprising a second-harmonic generation (SHG) crystal. Stationary optical elements whose configuration, properties, and arrangement have been optimized to match the dispersion characteristics of the SHG crystal to at least the second order. These elements include a plurality of prismatic elements for directing an input light beam onto the SHG crystal such that each ray wavelength is aligned to match the phase-matching angle for the crystal at each wavelength of light to at least the second order and such that every ray wavelength overlap within the crystal.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. 1134 Portola Meadows Rd., Apt. 124, Livermore, CA 64550
  2. 340 Kelson Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327
  3. 143 Diamond Dr., Livermore, CA 94550
  4. 3897 Aragon Ave., San Ramon, CA 94583
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
873993
Patent Number(s):
6288832
Assignee:
Richman, Bruce (1134 Portola Meadows Rd., Apt. 124, Livermore, CA 64550);Trebino, Rick (340 Kelson Dr., Atlanta, GA 30327);Bisson, Scott (143 Diamond Dr., Livermore, CA 94550);Sidick, Erkin (3897 Aragon Ave., San Ramon, CA 94583)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
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:
apparatus; methods; achromatic; phase; matching; dispersion; phase-matching; apm; efficiently; multiplying; frequency; broad; bandwidth; light; nonlinear; optical; medium; comprising; second-harmonic; generation; shg; crystal; stationary; elements; configuration; properties; arrangement; optimized; match; characteristics; plurality; prismatic; directing; input; beam; ray; wavelength; aligned; angle; overlap; medium comprising; phase matching; input light; optical element; optical elements; light beam; nonlinear optical; broad band; broad bandwidth; optical medium; achromatic phase-matching; harmonic generation; ray wavelength; nonlinear optic; achromatic phase; bandwidth light; /359/

Citation Formats

Richman, Bruce, Trebino, Rick, Bisson, Scott, and Sidick, Erkin. Apparatus and methods for using achromatic phase matching at high orders of dispersion. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Richman, Bruce, Trebino, Rick, Bisson, Scott, & Sidick, Erkin. Apparatus and methods for using achromatic phase matching at high orders of dispersion. United States.
Richman, Bruce, Trebino, Rick, Bisson, Scott, and Sidick, Erkin. Mon . "Apparatus and methods for using achromatic phase matching at high orders of dispersion". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/873993.
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