Abstract

The effect of instantaneous cubic nonlinearity on second-harmonic generation of femtosecond laser pulses is investigated. The possibility of improving generation efficiency and shortening pulse duration is analyzed. Energy conversion efficiency of 60% was obtained in an experiment in a 1mm thickness KDP crystal at the peak intensity of 0.6TW/cm2 and the duration of 60fs.

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G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
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R. S. Kumar, S. S. Harsha, and D. N. Rao, “Broadband supercontinum generation in a single potassium di-hydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystal achieved in tandem with sum frequency generation,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 615-621 (2007).
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T. B. Razumikhina, L. S. Telegin, A. I. Kholodnykh, and A. S. Chirkin, “Three-frequency interactions of high-intensity light waves in media with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 1358-1363 (1984).
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Bank, S. W.

Akahane, Y.

Akhmanov, S. A.

S. A. Akhmanov and R. V. Khokhlov, Problems of Nonlinear Optics (Gordon and Breach, 1972).

Aklhmanov, S. A.

S. A. Aklhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optika Femtosekundnykh Lazernykh Impul'sov (Nauka, 1988), pp. 76-85 [in Russian] [Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (AIP, 1992)].

Aoyama, M.

Banerjee, P. P.

Blakeney, J.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Borger, T.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Caimi, F. C.

Chien, C. Y.

Chirkin, A. S.

T. B. Razumikhina, L. S. Telegin, A. I. Kholodnykh, and A. S. Chirkin, “Three-frequency interactions of high-intensity light waves in media with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 1358-1363 (1984).
[CrossRef]

S. A. Aklhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optika Femtosekundnykh Lazernykh Impul'sov (Nauka, 1988), pp. 76-85 [in Russian] [Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (AIP, 1992)].

Choe, W.

Chvykov, V.

Coe, J. S.

Craxton, R. S.

Ditmire, T.

T. Ditmire, A. M. Rubenchik, D. Eimerl, and M. D. Perry, “The effect of the cubic nonlinearity on the frequency doubling of high power laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 13, 649-655(1996).
[CrossRef]

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Eimerl, D.

Escamilla, R.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Franken, P. A.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. W. Weinreigh, “Generation of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118-119(1961).
[CrossRef]

Freidman, G. I.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fujita, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Gaul, E.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Ginzburg, V. N.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hammond, D.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Harsha, S. S.

R. S. Kumar, S. S. Harsha, and D. N. Rao, “Broadband supercontinum generation in a single potassium di-hydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystal achieved in tandem with sum frequency generation,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 615-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Henderson, W.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Hill, A. E.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. W. Weinreigh, “Generation of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118-119(1961).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, N.

Izawa, Y.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jitsuno, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Jochman, A.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Kalintchenko, G.

Kanabe, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Katin, E. V.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kawasaki, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Khazanov, E. A.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Khokhlov, R. V.

S. A. Akhmanov and R. V. Khokhlov, Problems of Nonlinear Optics (Gordon and Breach, 1972).

Kholodnykh, A. I.

T. B. Razumikhina, L. S. Telegin, A. I. Kholodnykh, and A. S. Chirkin, “Three-frequency interactions of high-intensity light waves in media with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 1358-1363 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Kiriyama, H.

Kirsanov, A. V.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Kitagawa, Y.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kitamura, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kodama, R.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Korn, G.

Kumar, R. S.

R. S. Kumar, S. S. Harsha, and D. N. Rao, “Broadband supercontinum generation in a single potassium di-hydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystal achieved in tandem with sum frequency generation,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 615-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lozhkarev, V. V.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Luchinin, G. A.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ma, J.

Maksimchuk, A.

Mal'shakov, A. N.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Martinez, M.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Martyanov, M. A.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Matsuo, S.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Miyanaga, N.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

Mourou, G. A.

Palashov, O. V.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Perry, M. D.

Peters, C. W.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. W. Weinreigh, “Generation of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118-119(1961).
[CrossRef]

Planchon, T. A.

Poteomkin, A. K.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Rao, D. N.

R. S. Kumar, S. S. Harsha, and D. N. Rao, “Broadband supercontinum generation in a single potassium di-hydrogen phosphate (KDP) crystal achieved in tandem with sum frequency generation,” Appl. Phys. B 86, 615-621 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Razumikhina, T. B.

T. B. Razumikhina, L. S. Telegin, A. I. Kholodnykh, and A. S. Chirkin, “Three-frequency interactions of high-intensity light waves in media with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 1358-1363 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Ringuette, M.

E. Gaul, M. Martinez, J. Blakeney, A. Jochman, M. Ringuette, D. Hammond, R. Escamilla, W. Henderson, T. Borger, and T. Ditmire, “Demonstration of >1 PW with an OPCPA/mixed glass system,” presented at the International Conference on Ultra High Intensity Lasers, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Tongli, China, 27- 31 October 2008.

Rousseau, P.

Rubenchik, A. M.

Sakabe, S.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sergeev, A. M.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shaykin, A. A.

G. I. Freidman, V. N. Ginzburg, E. V. Katin, E. A. Khazanov, A. V. Kirsanov, V. V. Lozhkarev, G. A. Luchinin, A. N. Mal'shakov, M. A. Martyanov, O. V. Palashov, A. K. Poteomkin, A. M. Sergeev, A. A. Shaykin, and I. V. Yakovlev, “Compact 0.56 petawatt laser system based on optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in KD*P crystals,” Laser Phys. Lett. 4, 421-427 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shigemori, K.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 281-293 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Squier, J.

Telegin, L. S.

T. B. Razumikhina, L. S. Telegin, A. I. Kholodnykh, and A. S. Chirkin, “Three-frequency interactions of high-intensity light waves in media with quadratic and cubic nonlinearities,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 14, 1358-1363 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, H.

Vysloukh, V. A.

S. A. Aklhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, Optika Femtosekundnykh Lazernykh Impul'sov (Nauka, 1988), pp. 76-85 [in Russian] [Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (AIP, 1992)].

Weinreigh, G. W.

P. A. Franken, A. E. Hill, C. W. Peters, and G. W. Weinreigh, “Generation of optical harmonics,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 118-119(1961).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Conversion coefficients versus crystal length for the input intensity at the fundamental harmonic I o = 1.5 , 3 , 4.5     TW / cm 2 for Δ = 0 (a) and Δ = Δ opt (b). This is the numerical solution of the system of equations (1).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SH intensities and generalized phase as a function of nonlinear element length for I o = 4.5 TW / cm 2 , Δ = 0 , and Δ = Δ opt .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Profiles of SH radiation intensity at the output of the 0.5 mm long KDP crystal. (b) Energy conversion efficiency as a function of crystal length for Δ = 0 , T 1 = 50 fs , λ 1 = 910 nm , I o = 1.5 , 3 , 4.5 TW / cm 2 . The numerical solution of the system of equations (1) is shown.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Profiles of SH radiation intensity at the output of the nonlinear element made of a 5 mm long KDP crystal. (b) Energy conversion efficiency as a function of crystal length for Δ = Δ opt , T 1 = 50 fs , λ 1 = 910 nm , I o = 0.5 , 3 , 4.5 TW / cm 2 . The numerical solution of the system of equations (1).

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

SH pulse duration (FWHM) T 2 normalized to T 1 versus KDP crystal length L for Δ = Δ opt , T 1 = 50 fs and input intensity I o = 1.5 , 3 , 4.5 TW / cm 2 .

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Compressed SH pulse duration (FWHM) versus input intensity for Δ = Δ opt , T 1 = 50 fs , and optimal α.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Temporal intensity profiles of (1) the first harmonic at the doubler input, (2) the SH at the output of the 5 mm long KDP crystal, and (3) on compression for Δ = Δ opt , T 1 = 50 fs , input intensity I 0 = 4.5 TW / cm 2 , and α = 91 fs 2 .

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Theoretical (curve) and experimental (points) efficiencies of SH generation in a 1 mm long nonlinear KDP crystal. The calculations were done for Δ = Δ opt and for a flat-top intensity profile equal to half the peak amplitude of the experimental beam.

Equations (14)

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d A 1 d z = i · β · A 2 · A 1 * · e i Δ k · z i · γ 11 · | A 1 | 2 · A 1 i · γ 12 · | A 2 | 2 · A 1 , d A 2 d z = i · β · A 1 2 · e i Δ k · z i · γ 21 · | A 1 | 2 · A 2 i · γ 22 · | A 2 | 2 · A 2 ,
β = 2 π · ω 1 c · n 1 e 1 χ ( 2 ) e 2 e 1 = 2 π · ω 2 c · n 2 e 1 χ ( 2 ) e 1 e 1 γ j j = 3 π · ω j 2 c · n j e j χ ( 3 ) e j e j e j ( j = 1 , 2 ) γ m j = 3 π · ω m 2 c · n m e m χ ( 3 ) e m e j e j ( j , m 1 , 2 j m ) ,
A 1 ( z = 0 ) = A 10 , A 2 ( z = 0 ) = 0
| A 1 | 2 + | A 2 | 2 = A 10 2 ,
d a 2 d ξ = ( 1 a 2 2 ) · sin ( ψ ) , d ψ d ξ = ( 1 3 · a 2 2 ) a 2 · cos ( ψ ) + 4 · α · a 2 2 + Δ n l + Δ ,
a 2 · ( a 2 2 1 ) · cos ( ψ ) = ( α · a 2 2 + 1 2 · ( Δ + Δ n l ) ) a 2 2 .
Δ opt = ( 2 α + Δ n l ) .
γ 11 = 3 π · ω 1 2 · c · n 1 [ 3 4 ( C 11 + C 18 ) + 1 4 ( C 11 3 C 18 ) cos ( 4 φ ) ] , γ 22 = 6 π · ω 1 c · n 2 [ C 37 sin 2 ( θ ) + C 18 cos 2 ( θ ) + 1 2 ( C 11 3 C 18 ) sin 2 ( 2 φ ) cos 2 ( θ ) ] , γ 12 = 3 π ω 1 c · n 1 [ C 24 sin 2 ( θ ) + [ ( 1 2 C 11 C 18 ) sin 2 ( 2 φ ) + 1 4 ( cos ( 4 φ ) + 3 ) C 18 ] cos 2 ( θ ) ] , γ 21 = 3 π ω 1 c · n 2 [ 3 ( C 24 + C 37 ) sin 2 ( θ ) cos 2 ( θ ) + C 33 sin 4 ( θ ) + [ 3 2 C 18 sin 2 ( 2 φ ) + 1 4 ( cos ( 4 φ ) + 3 ) C 11 ] cos 4 ( θ ) ] .
sin 2 ( θ opt ) = [ n 1 + Δ n ] 2 n o 2 n e 2 n o 2 ,
Δ θ = Δ n n 1 3 ( n o 2 n 1 2 ) n 1 2 n o 2 n e 2 n 1 2 .
L n l < L < L g r , L 1 , L 2 ,
A 1 ( t , z = 0 ) = A 10 · exp ( 2 ln ( 2 ) t 2 T 1 2 ) , A 2 ( t , z = 0 ) = 0.
η = | A 2 ( t , z ) | 2 d t | A 10 exp ( 2 ln ( 2 ) t 2 T 1 2 ) | 2 d t .
A 2 comp ( t ) = F 1 ( e i α 2 · ω 2 · FA 2 ( z = L , t ) ) .

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