Accession Number:

ADA190874

Title:

Tunable Optical Sources/Growth and Characterization of Nonlinear Optical Materials.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 84-31 Oct 87,

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CA EDWARD L GINZTON LAB OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1988-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Progress in solid-state laser research, nonlinear optical material growth science and nonlinear optical frequency conversion techniques is reported. High quality crystals of silver gallium selenide in lengths up to 3.5 cm are now being grown for nonlinear infrared applications. The growth of barium borate for ultraviolet and high-intensity visible applications has pursued. With these new materials we have made first demonstrations of optical parametric oscillation and demonstrations of high-average-power frequency conversion capabilities. The stability of the single-axial-mode diode-pumped solid-state lasers is proving vital for the reliable operation of nonlinear optical devices such as cw second harmonic generators and single-mode optical parametric oscillators. Zig-zag slab laser development has continued to provide sources of high-average-power pump radiation. Keywords Nonlinear optics, Nonlinear optical materials, Barium borate, Silver gallium selenide, Lithium niobate, Harmonic generation, Optical parametric oscillation, Slab laser.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE