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Blue-light induced infrared absorption in KNbO3

Mabuchi, H. and Polzik, E. S. and Kimble, H. J. (1994) Blue-light induced infrared absorption in KNbO3. Journal of the Optical Society of America B, 11 (10). pp. 2023-2029. ISSN 0740-3224.

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We have used a high-finesse cavity to measure the cw intensity dependence and dynamics of blue-light-induced infrared absorption (BLIIRA) in KNbO3 crystals for blue-light intensities between 7 x 10^-4 and 2 x 10^4 W/cm^2. We discuss the detrimental effects of BLIIRA on the efficiency of intracavity frequency doubling and the threshold for parametric oscillation.

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Additional Information:© 1994 Optical Society of America Received August 23, 1993; revised manuscript received May 24, 1994 We acknowledge the assistance of Nikos Georgiades and stimulating discussions with Sergei Orlov, who first suggested the use of a third trapping level to incorporate our results into the charge-transport model of light-induced absorption. We also thank Greg Mizell of Virgo Optics for helpful discussions and the generous loan of many KNbO3 crystals used in this study. This research was funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and by the National Science Foundation.
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