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Harmonic Generation At High Peak Power
Author(s): M. A. Summers; J. D. Williams; B. C. Johnson; D. Eimerl
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Paper Abstract

The technology of frequency converting intense laser light was demonstrated during the early 1960s1. In the initial experiments, the deep red wavelength of a ruby laser produced ultraviolet light, a shorter wavelength harmonic of the fundamental laser radiation, as it was passed through a quartz crystal. Shortly afterwards the Nd:YAG infrared laser was used to produce visible or ultraviolet light as it passed through a crystal of potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP).2.3 Today frequency conversion is a well characterized and widely used method of producing intense, coherent light at wavelengths unavailable from the source laser medium.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1986
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0622, High Power and Solid State Lasers, (23 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961180
Show Author Affiliations
M. A. Summers, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
J. D. Williams, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
B. C. Johnson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
D. Eimerl, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0622:
High Power and Solid State Lasers
William W. Simmons, Editor(s)

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