Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in cubic crystals with holographic cut orientation

Abstract : We report here an alternative and more efficient orientation of cubic crystals for generation of cross-polarized femtosecond laser pulses. We show both theoretically and experimentally that the cross polarized wave generation (XPWG) is more efficient when the fundamental beam propagates along the [011] direction (holographic cut) in the crystal than along the [001] direction previously reported. With the [011]-cut BaF2 crystal we measured the highest XPWG conversion efficiencies. We prove other very important advantages of the [011]-cut approach: weak induced phase mismatch and no need for its compensation.
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Lorenzo Canova, Stoyan Kourtev, Nikolay Minkovski, Aurélie Jullien, Rodrigo B. Lopez-Martens, et al.. Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in cubic crystals with holographic cut orientation. Applied Physics Letters, American Institute of Physics, 2008, 92 (23), pp.231102. ⟨10.1063/1.2939584⟩. ⟨hal-00528333⟩

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