Applied Physics B

, Volume 44, Issue 2, pp 133–140 | Cite as

Efficient phase-matched third harmonic light generation in hexafluoroisopropanol solutions of a pyrimidonecarbocyanine dye

  • W. Leupacher
  • A. Penzkofer
  • B. Runde
  • K. H. Drexhage
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Abstract

The phase-matched collinear third harmonic generation of picosecond laser pulses in a 0.0825 molar hexafluoroisopropanol solution of a pyrimidonecarbocyanine dye is studied. The fundamental pulses are generated in a passively mode-locked Nd-phosphate glass laser. The saturation of third harmonic generation at high intensities is investigated. The influences of two-photon absorption, excited-state absorption, and amplified spontaneous emission are discussed. For input peak intensities above 1011 W/cm2 a third harmonic energy conversion of about 2×10−4 is achieved.

PACS

42.65C 42.55M 78.20 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Leupacher
    • 1
  • A. Penzkofer
    • 1
  • B. Runde
    • 2
  • K. H. Drexhage
    • 2
  1. 1.Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät II-Physik, UniversitätRegensburgFed. Rep. Germany
  2. 2.Physikalisch-Chemisches Institut, UniversitätSiegenFed. Rep. Germany

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