Abstract

We have measured as much as an approximately fivefold compression and 240% power conversion when type II frequency doubling is used with 1.2-ps Nd laser pulses and a 1.4-ps predelay is introduced between the e and o pulses at the input of a KDP crystal.

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1990 (1)

Y. Wang, R. Dragila, Phys. Rev. A 41, 5645 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[Crossref]

1981 (1)

1976 (1)

R. H. Lemberg, J. M. McMahon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 205 (1976).

1974 (1)

R. A. Fischer, W K. Bischel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 468 (1974).
[Crossref]

Bischel, W K.

R. A. Fischer, W K. Bischel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 468 (1974).
[Crossref]

Chuang, Y.-H.

Craxton, R. S.

Dragila, R.

Y. Wang, R. Dragila, Phys. Rev. A 41, 5645 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fischer, R. A.

R. A. Fischer, W K. Bischel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 468 (1974).
[Crossref]

Grischkowsky, D.

Lemberg, R. H.

R. H. Lemberg, J. M. McMahon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 205 (1976).

Luther-Davies, B.

McMahon, J. M.

R. H. Lemberg, J. M. McMahon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 205 (1976).

Meyerhofer, D. D.

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[Crossref]

Natansuka, H.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[Crossref]

Wang, Y.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

R. A. Fischer, W K. Bischel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 24, 468 (1974).
[Crossref]

R. H. Lemberg, J. M. McMahon, Appl. Phys. Lett. 28, 205 (1976).

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[Crossref]

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

Y. Wang, R. Dragila, Phys. Rev. A 41, 5645 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Autocorrelation trace of the 1.053-μm compressed pulse from the chirped pulse amplification Nd laser. (b) Corresponding pulse spectrum.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation traces for the 527-nm frequency-doubled beam with a 1.4-ps predelay. Input intensities are (a) 2.7 GW/cm2, (b) 5.3 GW/cm2, (c) 7.2 GW/cm2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured second-harmonic pulse durations compared with computed values assuming either plane interacting waves (solid curve) or a 100-μrad beam divergence appropriate for a 1-cm-diameter beam (dashed curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Maximum intensity-conversion efficiency (solid curve) and the intensity at which this is obtained (dashed curve) plotted as functions of IR pulse duration for a 25-mm-thick KDP crystal and 2-ps predelay.

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