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Polarization effects in second harmonic generation for nonlinear mirror: application to laser mode locking
Author(s): Pierre Faugeras; F. Diblanc; S. Louis; Claude Froehly; Jacques Marcou
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Paper Abstract

Short high power pulses can be generate from a laser cavity by passive mode-locking. Previously, saturable absorbers were used, but recently nonlinear mirrors have simplified the laser cavity maintenance. The optimization of the performances of this component in function of the angle (alpha) between the direction polarization of the incident wave and the ordinary axis of the nonlinear crystal is reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 May 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3404, ALT'97 International Conference on Laser Surface Processing, (26 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308631
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Pierre Faugeras, IRCOM/CNRS (France)
F. Diblanc, IRCOM/CNRS (France)
S. Louis, IRCOM/CNRS (France)
Claude Froehly, IRCOM/CNRS (France)
Jacques Marcou, IRCOM/CNRS (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3404:
ALT'97 International Conference on Laser Surface Processing
Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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