Abstract

A 12.5 J second-harmonic generation with 71.5% conversion efficiency at 0.6 Hz repetition rate from a diode-pumped Nd:glass laser system has been demonstrated by using a CsLiB6O10 (CLBO) nonlinear optical crystal as a frequency doubler. The CLBO has aperture of 40 mm x 40 mm and thickness of 14 mm with Type-II phase matching. The CLBO is mounted into a housing which flows dry nitrogen gas on the CLBO’s face. There is no significant reduction of conversion efficiency by exposing of over 600,000 shots for intermissive experiment during 3 years. In our knowledge, these experimental results of output energy and conversion efficiency are highest performance as second-harmonic generation of a diode-pumped solid state laser by using one CLBO nonlinear crystal. In this paper, potential of the CLBO as a frequency converter for repetitive kJ class laser is discussed.

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C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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1997 (1)

M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, H. Furuya, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “Crystal growth and optical characterization of rare-earth (Re) calcium oxyborate ReCa4(BO3)3 (Re = Y or Gd) as new nonlinear optical material,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.36(Part 2, No. 3A), L276–L279 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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D. Eimerl, “Quadrature frequency conversion,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.23(8), 1361–1371 (1987).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

Akahane, Y.

Aoyama, M.

Armstrong, J.

Armstrong, P.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Ault, E.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Barty, C.

Bayramian, A.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Beach, R.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Beer, G.

Benapfl, M.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Bibeau, C.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Boyd, R. D.

Caird, J.

Campbell, R.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Chai, B.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Cross, R.

Dawson, J.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Ebbers, C.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Eimerl, D.

Erlandson, A.

Fei, Y.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Freitas, B.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Fujioka, K.

Fujita, H.

Furuta, K.

T. Kojima, K. Furuta, M. Kurosawa, and J. Nishimae, “400-W diode-pumped solid-state green laser,” In Proceedings of Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (Tokyo, Japan, 2005), pp. 280–281.
[CrossRef]

Furuya, H.

M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, H. Furuya, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “Crystal growth and optical characterization of rare-earth (Re) calcium oxyborate ReCa4(BO3)3 (Re = Y or Gd) as new nonlinear optical material,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.36(Part 2, No. 3A), L276–L279 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hildum, J. S.

Hunt, J. T.

Ikegawa, T.

Inagaki, M.

Inoue, N.

Ishii, E.

Iwai, M.

M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, H. Furuya, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “Crystal growth and optical characterization of rare-earth (Re) calcium oxyborate ReCa4(BO3)3 (Re = Y or Gd) as new nonlinear optical material,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.36(Part 2, No. 3A), L276–L279 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Izawa, Y.

Johnson, B. C.

Kan, H.

Kanabe, T.

Katai, R.

Kawanaka, J.

Kawashima, T.

Kent, R.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Kiriyama, H.

Kitagawa, Y.

Kobayashi, T.

M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, H. Furuya, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “Crystal growth and optical characterization of rare-earth (Re) calcium oxyborate ReCa4(BO3)3 (Re = Y or Gd) as new nonlinear optical material,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.36(Part 2, No. 3A), L276–L279 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kodama, R.

Kojima, T.

T. Kojima, K. Furuta, M. Kurosawa, and J. Nishimae, “400-W diode-pumped solid-state green laser,” In Proceedings of Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (Tokyo, Japan, 2005), pp. 280–281.
[CrossRef]

Kurita, T.

Kuroda, I.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Kurosawa, M.

T. Kojima, K. Furuta, M. Kurosawa, and J. Nishimae, “400-W diode-pumped solid-state green laser,” In Proceedings of Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (Tokyo, Japan, 2005), pp. 280–281.
[CrossRef]

Ladran, T.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Liao, Z.

Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Linford, G. J.

Martin, W. E.

Matsumoto, O.

Matsuoka, S.

Menapace, J.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Miyamoto, M.

Miyanaga, N.

Molander, B.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Molander, W.

Mori, Y.

M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, H. Furuya, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “Crystal growth and optical characterization of rare-earth (Re) calcium oxyborate ReCa4(BO3)3 (Re = Y or Gd) as new nonlinear optical material,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.36(Part 2, No. 3A), L276–L279 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. K. Yap, M. Inagaki, S. Nakajima, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “High-power fourth- and fifth-harmonic generation of a Nd:YAG laser by means of a CsLiB6O10.,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1348–1350 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Moses, E.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Nakai, S.

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nakajima, S.

Y. K. Yap, M. Inagaki, S. Nakajima, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “High-power fourth- and fifth-harmonic generation of a Nd:YAG laser by means of a CsLiB6O10.,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1348–1350 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nakatsuka, M.

Nishimae, J.

T. Kojima, K. Furuta, M. Kurosawa, and J. Nishimae, “400-W diode-pumped solid-state green laser,” In Proceedings of Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (Tokyo, Japan, 2005), pp. 280–281.
[CrossRef]

Norimatsu, T.

Oberhelman, S.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Ogawa, K.

Payne, S.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Peterson, N.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Randles, M.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Sasaki, T.

M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, H. Furuya, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “Crystal growth and optical characterization of rare-earth (Re) calcium oxyborate ReCa4(BO3)3 (Re = Y or Gd) as new nonlinear optical material,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.36(Part 2, No. 3A), L276–L279 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Y. K. Yap, M. Inagaki, S. Nakajima, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “High-power fourth- and fifth-harmonic generation of a Nd:YAG laser by means of a CsLiB6O10.,” Opt. Lett.21(17), 1348–1350 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Schaffers, K.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Sekine, T.

Siders, C.

Smith, W. L.

Snyder, K.

Stolz, C.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Sueda, K.

Sutton, S.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Tassano, J.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Telford, S.

A. Bayramian, J. Armstrong, G. Beer, R. Campbell, B. Chai, R. Cross, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, J. Menapace, W. Molander, K. Schaffers, C. Siders, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, C. Ebbers, J. Caird, and C. Barty, “High-average-power femto-petawatt laser pumped by the Mercury laser facility,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B25(7), B57–B61 (2008).
[CrossRef]

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Thelin, P.

Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tsubakimoto, K.

Tsuji, K.

Utterback, E.

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

Vercimak, C. L.

Yamakawa, K.

Yamanaka, T.

Yap, Y. K.

Yasuhara, R.

Yoshida, H.

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Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

Y. Mori, I. Kuroda, S. Nakajima, T. Sasaki, and S. Nakai, “New nonlinear optical crystal: cesium lithium borate,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(13), 1818–1820 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Fei, B. Chai, C. Ebbers, Z. Liao, K. Schaffers, and P. Thelin, “Large-aperture YCOB crystal growth for frequency conversion in the high average power laser system,” J. Cryst. Growth290(1), 301–306 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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J. Phys. IV France (1)

C. Bibeau, A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, M. Benapfl, R. Campbell, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, E. Moses, S. Oberhelman, S. Payne, N. Peterson, K. Schaffers, C. Stolz, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, E. Utterback, M. Randles, B. Chai, and Y. Fei, “The merchry laser system – An average power, gas-cooled, Yb:S-FAP based system with frequency conversion and wavefront correction,” J. Phys. IV France133, 797–803 (2006).

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M. Iwai, T. Kobayashi, H. Furuya, Y. Mori, and T. Sasaki, “Crystal growth and optical characterization of rare-earth (Re) calcium oxyborate ReCa4(BO3)3 (Re = Y or Gd) as new nonlinear optical material,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.36(Part 2, No. 3A), L276–L279 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (2)

T. Kojima, K. Furuta, M. Kurosawa, and J. Nishimae, “400-W diode-pumped solid-state green laser,” In Proceedings of Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (Tokyo, Japan, 2005), pp. 280–281.
[CrossRef]

V. G. Dmitriev, G. G. Gurzadyan, and D. N. Nikogosyan, Handbook of Nonlinear Optical Crystal 2nd ed., A. L. Schawlow, T. Tamir, and A. E. Siegman, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 1991), Chap. 2.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

A experimental setup of second-harmonic generation and beam diagnostics. Where, IP is image-point of telescopes in system, VSF is a vacuumed spatial filter, AT is a Galileo type anamorfic telescope, QR is a 45 degree quarts polarization rotator, DM is a dichroic mirror, BD is a beam dumper, WBD is a water absorbing beam dumper, EM is a energy meter and HA is a heat-absorbing filter, and CCD is a imaging camera.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photographs of a CLBO frequency doubler. (a) a ingot (b) a cut and polished (c) a mounted into nitrogen gas purged housing.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Model of calculation.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental and calculated results of second-harmonic pulse energy and conversion efficiency as a function of fundamental pulse energy.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Near field pattern of second-harmonic pulse at 12.5 J output.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Calculation result of second-harmonic conversion efficiency as a function of input fundamental pulse energy.

Tables (2)

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Table 1 Parameter Values Used in Theoretical Simulation

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Table 2 Parameter Values of Calculation for 1 kJ at 10 Hz Laser Doubling

Equations (10)

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E 1,2 z =j σ 1,2 E 3 E 2,1 * exp(jΔkz)
E 3 z =j σ 3 E 1 E 2 exp(jΔkz)
σ 1,2 =4π k 1,2 n 1,2 2 d eff
σ 3 =2π k 3 n 3 2 d eff
Δk=Δk0+ β temp δT+ β angl δθ
β angl =1.772 π LΔθ
β temp =1.772 π LΔT
Q= P( 1 e αL ) AL
T( z )= T c + Q L 2 8κ ( 1 ( 2z L ) 2 )
L 2 z+ L 2

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