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Influence of temporal pulse shape on second harmonic generation
Author(s): Etsuji Ohmura; Kazufumi Nomura; Isamu Miyamoto
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Paper Abstract

Frequency conversion technique using nonlinear optical crystals is indispensible to solid-state laser applications. It is well known that the conversion efficiency is very sensitive to temperature change of crystal, which is caused by laser absorption. We have been analyzing problems of second harmonic generation (SHG) by coupling the electric field to the temperature field. In this study, temporal pulse-shape dependence of SHG was investigated theoretically, and Gaussian pulse and rectangular pulse were compared. Main conclusions obtained are as follows: (1) Both conversion efficiencies with Gaussian and rectangular pulses fluctuate with irradiation time, however the former fluctuation is slower and more gentle. (2) Pulse of output second harmonic fluctuates most remarkably at the center, where power density of incident fundamental is highest, in the Gaussian pulse. (3) As a result, pre-pulse and post-pulse are generated at both sides of the main pulse. (4) Such distortion of output pulse shape becomes more remarkable as power density increases.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 November 2003
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5063, Fourth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication, (18 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.540933
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Etsuji Ohmura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Kazufumi Nomura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Isamu Miyamoto, Osaka Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5063:
Fourth International Symposium on Laser Precision Microfabrication
Isamu Miyamoto; Andreas Ostendorf; Koji Sugioka; Henry Helvajian, Editor(s)

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