Abstract

The use of a resonant cavity for efficient second-harmonic generation with 100-fs pulses is demonstrated. With 2-nJ pulses from a mode-locked Cr:forsterite laser, 53% conversion efficiency to the second harmonic at 625 nm is achieved while ~100-fs duration is maintained. This is an order-of-magnitude improvement over the conversion efficiency obtained directly with the laser output.

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1994 (2)

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

1991 (2)

1989 (2)

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989); G. Szabo, Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990); T. R. Zhang, H. R. Choo, M. C. Downer, Appl. Opt. 27, 3927 (1990); R. A. Cheville, M. T. Reiten, N. J. Halas, Opt. Lett. 17, 1343 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1158 (1989); M. J. McCarthy, G. T. Maker, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 82, 327 (1991).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

D. Kuhlke, U. Herpers, Opt. Commun. 69, 75 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

T. W. Hänsen, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

A. Ashkin, G. D. Boyd, J. M. Dziedzic, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-2, 109 (1966); W. J. Kozlowsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Asaki, M. T.

Ashkin, A.

A. Ashkin, G. D. Boyd, J. M. Dziedzic, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-2, 109 (1966); W. J. Kozlowsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

Boyd, G. D.

A. Ashkin, G. D. Boyd, J. M. Dziedzic, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-2, 109 (1966); W. J. Kozlowsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Brabec, T.

Clark, W. G.

W. G. Clark, Clark/MXR, Inc., Rochester, N.Y. (personal communication, 1994).

Couillaud, B.

T. W. Hänsen, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Dziedzic, J. M.

A. Ashkin, G. D. Boyd, J. M. Dziedzic, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-2, 109 (1966); W. J. Kozlowsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Ellingson, R. J.

Ferguson, A. I.

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1158 (1989); M. J. McCarthy, G. T. Maker, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 82, 327 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Hänsen, T. W.

T. W. Hänsen, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Hayasaka, K.

Herpers, U.

D. Kuhlke, U. Herpers, Opt. Commun. 69, 75 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Imajo, H.

Kapteyn, H. C.

Kean, P. N.

Krausz, F.

Kuhlke, D.

D. Kuhlke, U. Herpers, Opt. Commun. 69, 75 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Maker, G. T.

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1158 (1989); M. J. McCarthy, G. T. Maker, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 82, 327 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Martinez, O. E.

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989); G. Szabo, Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990); T. R. Zhang, H. R. Choo, M. C. Downer, Appl. Opt. 27, 3927 (1990); R. A. Cheville, M. T. Reiten, N. J. Halas, Opt. Lett. 17, 1343 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Minkov, B.

Murnane, M. M.

Ohmakai, R.

Pang, Y.

Shi, C.

Sibbett, W.

Spence, D. E.

Spielmann, Ch.

Tang, C. L.

Urabe, S.

Watanabe, M.

Wise, F.

Yanovsky, V.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

G. T. Maker, A. I. Ferguson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 55, 1158 (1989); M. J. McCarthy, G. T. Maker, D. C. Hanna, Opt. Commun. 82, 327 (1991).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

O. E. Martinez, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 2464 (1989); G. Szabo, Z. Bor, Appl. Phys. B 50, 51 (1990); T. R. Zhang, H. R. Choo, M. C. Downer, Appl. Opt. 27, 3927 (1990); R. A. Cheville, M. T. Reiten, N. J. Halas, Opt. Lett. 17, 1343 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Ashkin, G. D. Boyd, J. M. Dziedzic, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-2, 109 (1966); W. J. Kozlowsky, C. D. Nabors, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 913 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

D. Kuhlke, U. Herpers, Opt. Commun. 69, 75 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. W. Hänsen, B. Couillaud, Opt. Commun. 35, 441 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (1)

W. G. Clark, Clark/MXR, Inc., Rochester, N.Y. (personal communication, 1994).

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental arrangement: L, mode-matching lens; BS, polarizing beam splitter; PD’s, photodiodes; λ/2, half-wave plate; λ/4, quarter-wave plate; SH, second harmonic.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Second-harmonic power versus input coupler reflectivity, assuming 200 mW of power incident upon the resonant cavity. The symbols are experimental values.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Noncollinear intensity autocorrelation of pulses generated at the second harmonic, (b) the second-harmonic spectrum.

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