Abstract

When frequency tripling to Lyman-α in Kr, we find a Kerr-induced index mismatch per atom of γKr = −5.6 × 10−36 esu, which dominates the dispersion for power densities exceeding 4 × 1012 W/cm2. Results of phase matching Kr with Ar and Xe are presented. Dielectric breakdown provides a limitation that, when combined with a requirement of a 1-Å bandwidth at Lyman-α, indicates that powers of a few kilowatts are achievable in a Kr–Ar phase-matched medium.

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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]

1979 (3)

D. Cotter, Opt. Commun. 31, 3 (1979).D. Cotter, Opt. Commun. 31, 397 (1979).
[Crossref]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIllrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Opt. 18, 891 (1979).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, V. P. Myerscongh, D. W. Koopman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 444 (1979).
[Crossref]

1978 (2)

L. J. Zych, J. F. Young, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 147 (1978).
[Crossref]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 305 (1978).
[Crossref]

1977 (1)

S. A. Batische et al., Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 3, 1148 (1977).

1973 (1)

R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 470 (1973).
[Crossref]

Batische, S. A.

S. A. Batische et al., Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 3, 1148 (1977).

Cotter, D.

D. Cotter, Opt. Commun. 31, 3 (1979).D. Cotter, Opt. Commun. 31, 397 (1979).
[Crossref]

Harris, S. E.

R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 470 (1973).
[Crossref]

Koopman, D. W.

R. Mahon, T. J. McIllrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Opt. 18, 891 (1979).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, V. P. Myerscongh, D. W. Koopman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 444 (1979).
[Crossref]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 305 (1978).
[Crossref]

Langer, H.

H. Langer, H. Rohr, K.-H. Steuer, Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Mahon, R.

R. Mahon, T. J. McIllrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Opt. 18, 891 (1979).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, V. P. Myerscongh, D. W. Koopman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 444 (1979).
[Crossref]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 305 (1978).
[Crossref]

McIllrath, T. J.

McIlrath, T. J.

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, V. P. Myerscongh, D. W. Koopman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 444 (1979).
[Crossref]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 305 (1978).
[Crossref]

Miles, R. B.

R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 470 (1973).
[Crossref]

Myerscongh, V. P.

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, V. P. Myerscongh, D. W. Koopman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 444 (1979).
[Crossref]

Rohr, H.

H. Langer, H. Rohr, K.-H. Steuer, Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Steuer, K.-H.

H. Langer, H. Rohr, K.-H. Steuer, Opt. Commun. (to be published).

Young, J. F.

L. J. Zych, J. F. Young, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 147 (1978).
[Crossref]

Zych, L. J.

L. J. Zych, J. F. Young, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 147 (1978).
[Crossref]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, D. W. Koopman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 33, 305 (1978).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

L. J. Zych, J. F. Young, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-14, 147 (1978).
[Crossref]

R. Mahon, T. J. McIlrath, V. P. Myerscongh, D. W. Koopman, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-15, 444 (1979).
[Crossref]

R. B. Miles, S. E. Harris, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 470 (1973).
[Crossref]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Cotter, Opt. Commun. 31, 3 (1979).D. Cotter, Opt. Commun. 31, 397 (1979).
[Crossref]

Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. A. Batische et al., Sov. Tech. Phys. Lett. 3, 1148 (1977).

Other (1)

H. Langer, H. Rohr, K.-H. Steuer, Opt. Commun. (to be published).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Incident power density P 1 / A versus effective wave-vector mismatch per atom when frequency tripling in Kr to Lyman-α. ●, present data; ■, from Cotter.3

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Phase-matching curves for Kr–Xe mixtures at power densities of ∼1 × 1012 W/cm2.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Phase-matching curve for Kr-Ar mixture at a power density of ∼1 × 1012 W/cm2

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Phase-matching curve for Kr-Ar mixture at a power density of ∼7 × 1011 W/cm2

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Power-dependent dielectric breakdown thresholds and generated bandwidth limitation curves in a Kr-Ar medium phase matched at 1215.67 Å, as a function of Kr pressure and beam confocal parameter.

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N Kr ( peak ) = 4 b ( C Kr + 2 π λ γ Kr P 1 A ) ,

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