Search for dissertations about: "KTiOPO4"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 swedish dissertations containing the word KTiOPO4.

  1. 1. Domain engineering in KTiOPO4

    Author : Carlota Canalias; Fredrik Laurell; Benoît Boulanger; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; quasi-phase matching; KTiOPO4; ferroelectric domains; atomic force microscopy; periodic electric field poling; polarization switching; second harmonic generation; Optical physics; Optisk fysik;

    Abstract : Ferroelectric crystals are commonly used in nonlinear optics for frequency conversion of laser radiation. The quasi-phase matching (QPM) approach uses a periodically modulated nonlinearity that can be achieved by periodically inverting domains in ferroelectric crystals and allows versatile and efficient frequency conversion in the whole transparency region of the material. READ MORE

  2. 2. Quasi-Phasematched nonlinear processes in KTiOPO4 isomorphs

    Author : Anna Fragemann; KTH; []
    Keywords : nonlinear optics; optical parametric oscillator; optical parametric amplifier; KTiOPO4; RbTiOPO4; quasi-phasematched; electric field poling;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the use of nonlinear crystals from theKTiOPO4(KTP) family with the aim to extend the possibleapplications for laser sources and to gain more knowledge aboutthe material’s benefits and limits. The work focussed onoptical parametric oscillators (OPOs) and optical parametricamplifiers (OPAs), which employ second order nonlinearprocesses. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nanosecond optical parametric oscillators and amplifiers based on periodically poled KTiOPO4

    Author : Jonas Hellström; KTH; []
    Keywords : optical parametric oscillators; optica parametric amplifiers; quasi-phasematching; KTiOPO4; nonlinear optics; frequency conversion; periodic electric field poling; ferroelectrics; high-order second harmonic generation; electro-optic effect;

    Abstract : Optical parametric oscillators (OPOs) and optical parametricamplifiers (OPAs) constitute a class of optical frequencyconverting devices that have many possible applications, range finding, molecular spectroscopy and medicine. READ MORE

  4. 4. Advanced nano- and microdomain engineering of Rb-doped KTiOPO4 for nonlinear optical applications

    Author : Charlotte Liljestrand; Carlota Canalias; Sunao Kurimura; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; KTiOPO4; nonlinear optics; MOPO; quasi-phase matching; SHG; ferroelectrics; domain structuring; periodic poling; Fysik; Physics;

    Abstract : Fine-pitch ferroelectric domain gratings are extensively used for generation of light in the visible and near-infrared spectral regions through quasi-phase matched (QPM) frequency conversion. Sub-μm QPM devices enables demonstration of nonlinear optics with counterpropagating waves, a field of nonlinear optics which remains sparsely explored due to the difficulty of fabricatinghigh quality gratings. READ MORE

  5. 5. Properties of Volume Bragg Gratings and Nonlinear Crystals for Laser Engineering

    Author : Staffan Tjörnhammar; Fredrik Laurell; Valdas Pasiskevicius; Takunori Taira; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; volume Bragg grating; VBG; thermal effects; nonlinear optics; KTiOPO4; quasi-phase matching; photochromic damage; grey-tracking; color centers; blue-light induced infrared absorption; BLIIRA; Physics; Fysik;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on two topics: thermal limitations of volume Bragg gratings (VBGs) employed as laser-cavity mirrors and formation of color centers in KTiOPO4 and its isomorphs.To explore the mechanisms of the thermal limitations of VBGs in high power lasers, I designed and constructed a diode-pumped, solid‑state laser with a VBG as cavity mirror that had a significantly higher absorption than what is typical. READ MORE