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Recent Developments In Barium Borate
Author(s): Chuantian Chen; Y X Fan; R C Eckardt; R L Byer
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Paper Abstract

The nonlinear optical properties of β-BaB204 (beta barium borate) are demonstrated in the generation of second through fifth harmonics of 1.06 μm neodymium laser radiation and in optical parametric oscillation pumped by 532-nm radiation. βBaB204 is particularly useful for high average power applications and nonlinear frequency generation in the ultraviolet to wavelengths as short as 200 nm. An internal energy conversion efficiency of 84% for 1064-nm to 532-nm second harmonic generation, and cascaded harmonic conversion to the 213-nm fifth harmonic with 11% overall conversion were obtained. The observed performance agrees well with that predicted by modeling.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 March 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0681, Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials, (9 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.939612
Show Author Affiliations
Chuantian Chen, Fujian Institue of Research on the Structure of Matter ( China)
Y X Fan, Stanford University (United States)
R C Eckardt, Stanford University (United States)
R L Byer, Stanford University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0681:
Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials
Larry G. DeShazer, Editor(s)

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