Abstract

We report experimental and theoretical studies of the temporal, spectral, and spatial features of a superbroadband laser. The results obtained show that the superbroadband room-temperature operable LiF:F 2- color-center laser can provide low-coherence, high-intensity laser radiation with a spectral width of 1400 A centered at 1.14 µm and 700 A in the visible range from green to red and exhibit good spatial collimation with a divergence of between 5 and 6 mrad. Oscillation of all the lines of a superbroadband spectrum is completely synchronous and occurs almost simultaneously with the pump pulse, exhibiting 4–9-ns pulse delay at 20-ns pump pulse duration. Second-harmonic generation of superbroadband oscillation spectrum was realized with an overall efficiency of 10%.

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  1. T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, Room Temperature Tunable Color Center Lasers, Vol. 16 of Laser Science and Technology Series (Gordon & Breach, New York, 1994), pp. 1–160.
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  3. T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, “Superbroad-band laser on LiF color center crystal for near-infrared and visible spectral regions,” in Abstracts of the International Conference on Laser ’93 (University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 1993).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]

1994 (2)

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Fiber-optic low-coherence interferometry for non-invasive silicon wafer characterization,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 37–40 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR) for dimensional monitoring of sheet-grown silicon,” Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 7, 305–307 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1991 (1)

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1990 (2)

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

A. Lupei, V. Florea, T. Dascalu, V. Lupei, “Saturation process for F2- color centers absorption in LiF,” Opt. Commun. 79, 309–313 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1987 (1)

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable color center lasers,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fiz. 44, 2018–2028 (1980) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 44, 15–23 (1980)].

1976 (1)

V. D. Volosov, E. V. Goryachkina, “Compensation of phase-matching dispersion in generation nonmonochromatic radiation harmonics. I. Doubling of neodymium-glass radiation frequency under free-oscillation conditions,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 3, 1577–1583 (1976).

Anderson, R. R.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Basiev, T. T.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, “Superbroad-band laser on LiF color center crystal for near-infrared and visible spectral regions,” in Abstracts of the International Conference on Laser ’93 (University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 1993).

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, Room Temperature Tunable Color Center Lasers, Vol. 16 of Laser Science and Technology Series (Gordon & Breach, New York, 1994), pp. 1–160.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” in Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, M. S. Sobey, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 54–61 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, P. G. Zverev, I. V. Kuznetsov, R. Sh. Tedeev, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” U.S. patent5,461,635 (24October1995).

Bor, Z.

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Bouma, B. E.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Brezinski, M. E.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Chang, W.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chebotaev, V. P.

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable color center lasers,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fiz. 44, 2018–2028 (1980) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 44, 15–23 (1980)].

Dascalu, T.

A. Lupei, V. Florea, T. Dascalu, V. Lupei, “Saturation process for F2- color centers absorption in LiF,” Opt. Commun. 79, 309–313 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Dmitriev, V. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, D. N. Nikogosyan, “Optics of nonlinear crystals,” in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. L. Schawlow, K. Shimoda, A. E. Siegman, T. Tamir, eds., Vol. 64 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 2, pp. 3–13.
[CrossRef]

Fedorov, V. V.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” in Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, M. S. Sobey, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 54–61 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Florea, V.

A. Lupei, V. Florea, T. Dascalu, V. Lupei, “Saturation process for F2- color centers absorption in LiF,” Opt. Commun. 79, 309–313 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Flotte, T.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fujimoto, J. G.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Gellermann, W.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Goryachkina, E. V.

V. D. Volosov, E. V. Goryachkina, “Compensation of phase-matching dispersion in generation nonmonochromatic radiation harmonics. I. Doubling of neodymium-glass radiation frequency under free-oscillation conditions,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 3, 1577–1583 (1976).

Gregory, K.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gurzadyan, G. G.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, D. N. Nikogosyan, “Optics of nonlinear crystals,” in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. L. Schawlow, K. Shimoda, A. E. Siegman, T. Tamir, eds., Vol. 64 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 2, pp. 3–13.
[CrossRef]

Gusev, Yu. L.

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable color center lasers,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fiz. 44, 2018–2028 (1980) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 44, 15–23 (1980)].

Hee, M. R.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Huang, D.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Izatt, J. A.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kuznetsov, I. V.

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, P. G. Zverev, I. V. Kuznetsov, R. Sh. Tedeev, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” U.S. patent5,461,635 (24October1995).

Lawson, C. M.

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Fiber-optic low-coherence interferometry for non-invasive silicon wafer characterization,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 37–40 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR) for dimensional monitoring of sheet-grown silicon,” Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 7, 305–307 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Lin, C. P.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lupei, A.

A. Lupei, V. Florea, T. Dascalu, V. Lupei, “Saturation process for F2- color centers absorption in LiF,” Opt. Commun. 79, 309–313 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Lupei, V.

A. Lupei, V. Florea, T. Dascalu, V. Lupei, “Saturation process for F2- color centers absorption in LiF,” Opt. Commun. 79, 309–313 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Luty, F.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Marennikov, S. I.

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable color center lasers,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fiz. 44, 2018–2028 (1980) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 44, 15–23 (1980)].

Michael, R. R.

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR) for dimensional monitoring of sheet-grown silicon,” Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 7, 305–307 (1994).
[CrossRef]

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Fiber-optic low-coherence interferometry for non-invasive silicon wafer characterization,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 37–40 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mirov, S. B.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” in Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, M. S. Sobey, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 54–61 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, P. G. Zverev, I. V. Kuznetsov, R. Sh. Tedeev, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” U.S. patent5,461,635 (24October1995).

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, “Superbroad-band laser on LiF color center crystal for near-infrared and visible spectral regions,” in Abstracts of the International Conference on Laser ’93 (University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 1993).

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, Room Temperature Tunable Color Center Lasers, Vol. 16 of Laser Science and Technology Series (Gordon & Breach, New York, 1994), pp. 1–160.

Muller, A.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Nikogosyan, D. N.

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, D. N. Nikogosyan, “Optics of nonlinear crystals,” in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. L. Schawlow, K. Shimoda, A. E. Siegman, T. Tamir, eds., Vol. 64 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 2, pp. 3–13.
[CrossRef]

Puliafito, C. A.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schuman, J. S.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Southern, J. F.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Stinson, W. G.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Swanson, E. A.

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Szabo, G.

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Tearney, G. J.

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tedeev, R. Sh.

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, P. G. Zverev, I. V. Kuznetsov, R. Sh. Tedeev, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” U.S. patent5,461,635 (24October1995).

Volosov, V. D.

V. D. Volosov, E. V. Goryachkina, “Compensation of phase-matching dispersion in generation nonmonochromatic radiation harmonics. I. Doubling of neodymium-glass radiation frequency under free-oscillation conditions,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 3, 1577–1583 (1976).

Wandt, D.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wilk, S.

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Zverev, P. G.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, “Superbroad-band laser on LiF color center crystal for near-infrared and visible spectral regions,” in Abstracts of the International Conference on Laser ’93 (University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 1993).

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, P. G. Zverev, I. V. Kuznetsov, R. Sh. Tedeev, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” U.S. patent5,461,635 (24October1995).

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, S. B. Mirov, V. V. Fedorov, “Solid state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum,” in Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Crystals, G. J. Quarles, L. Esterowitz, L. K. Cheng, M. S. Sobey, eds., Proc. SPIE2379, 54–61 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

G. Szabo, Z. Bor, “Broadband frequency doubler for femtosecond pulses,” Appl. Phys. B 50, 51–54 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fiz. (1)

Yu. L. Gusev, S. I. Marennikov, V. P. Chebotaev, “Tunable color center lasers,” Izv. Akad. Nauk SSSR, Ser. Fiz. 44, 2018–2028 (1980) [Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR Phys. Ser. 44, 15–23 (1980)].

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

W. Gellermann, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, F. Luty, “Formation, optical properties, and laser operation of F2- centers in LiF,” J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297–1303 (1987).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (1)

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Fiber-optic low-coherence interferometry for non-invasive silicon wafer characterization,” J. Cryst. Growth 137, 37–40 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. (1)

C. M. Lawson, R. R. Michael, “Optical low-coherence reflectometry (OLCR) for dimensional monitoring of sheet-grown silicon,” Microwave Opt. Technol. Lett. 7, 305–307 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Lupei, V. Florea, T. Dascalu, V. Lupei, “Saturation process for F2- color centers absorption in LiF,” Opt. Commun. 79, 309–313 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

D. Huang, E. A. Swanson, C. P. Lin, J. S. Schuman, W. G. Stinson, W. Chang, M. R. Hee, T. Flotte, K. Gregory, C. A. Puliafito, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography,” Science 254, 1178–1181 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

V. D. Volosov, E. V. Goryachkina, “Compensation of phase-matching dispersion in generation nonmonochromatic radiation harmonics. I. Doubling of neodymium-glass radiation frequency under free-oscillation conditions,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 3, 1577–1583 (1976).

Other (6)

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, D. N. Nikogosyan, “Optics of nonlinear crystals,” in Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystals, A. L. Schawlow, K. Shimoda, A. E. Siegman, T. Tamir, eds., Vol. 64 of Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1991), Chap. 2, pp. 3–13.
[CrossRef]

G. J. Tearney, M. E. Brezinski, M. R. Hee, B. E. Bouma, J. A. Izatt, E. A. Swanson, J. F. Southern, R. R. Anderson, J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography in multiply scaterring tissue,” in Optical Tomography: Photon Migration, and Spectroscopy of Tissue and Model Media: Theory, Human Studies, and Instrumentation, B. Chance, R. Alfano, eds., Proc. SPIE2389, 29–34 (1995).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, S. B. Mirov, Room Temperature Tunable Color Center Lasers, Vol. 16 of Laser Science and Technology Series (Gordon & Breach, New York, 1994), pp. 1–160.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Solid-state laser with superbroadband or control generation spectrum optical setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental (curves 1 and 2) and theoretical (dashed curve 3) dependencies of the time delay of different wavelength component oscillations in the SSSL output radiation with respect to the pump pulse for two pump energies 25 (curve 1) and 14 mJ (curve 2).

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Fig. 3

Wavelength dependencies of phase-matching angles for SHG outside nonlinear media for LiNbO3 (curve 1), Banana (curve 2), KTP (curves 3 and 4), LBO (curve 5), LiIO3 (curve 6), BBO (curve 7), and KDP (curve 8) crystals. All the crystals are cut for 1.14 µm. Dashed curve 9 corresponds to the angular-wavelength distribution of SSSL output in the near IR.

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Fig. 4

Image of the SHG of LiF:F 2- SSSL 4.3 m away from the SHG crystal in a multifrequency operation without collimation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Image of the SHG of LiF:F 2- SSSL 4.3 m away from the SHG crystal in a superbroadband operation with horizontal collimation.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Image of the SHG of LiF:F 2 - SSSL 4.3 m away from the SHG crystal in a superbroadband operation with both horizontal and vertical collimation.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Slope and Curvature at 1.14-µm Wavelength of the SHG Phase-Matching Angle Dependence Versus Wavelength in Some Nonlinear SHG Crystals

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λ=2d sin θ,
N2t=-σ21νg+σ12νgIg+σ21νp+σ12νpIp+τ2-1N2+σ12νpIp+σ12νgIgN,
Igt=tcav-1Ig2lN2σ21νg+σ12νg-2lNσ12νg+2Lβactive+βpassive.
N2sat=Nσ12νpσ21νp+σ12νp.
t1=N2satlSIpS=Nlσ12νpIpσ21νp+σ12νp.
Ig=Ig0RΓpassK2νgt2/tcavity.
Kνg=expσ21νg+σ12νgN2satl-σ12νgNl.
t2=tcavitylnIg/Ig02Nlσ12νpσ21νg-σ21νpσ12νgσ12νp+σ21νg+lnR+2Lβpassive.
σeo=2ln2πλo28πnr2Δνητ2,
σeν=σeo exp-4 ln 2 ν-νo2Δν2
 αλ=arcsinλ1.14/2d-arcsinλ/2d.
M=tan αout/tan αin=a/b=a-F/F,
αλ=arctana-FF tanarcsinλ1.14/2d-arcsinλ/2d.

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