Abstract

We have demonstrated electro-optically tuned second-harmonic generation using Type I KDP inside a plasma-electrode discharge cell. An axial voltage of ±52 kV is required to switch a 1.064-μm beam by conversion to 0.53 μm, in agreement with theory. Electro-optically tuned harmonic generation may be combined with a recently developed transparent plasma electrode to produce a large-aperture switch for multipass laser systems.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

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