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

@article{Canova2008EfficientGO,
  title={Efficient generation of cross-polarized femtosecond pulses in cubic crystals with holographic cut orientation},
  author={Lorenzo Canova and S. Kourtev and Nikolai I. Minkovski and Aur{\'e}lie Jullien and R. Lopez-Martens and Olivier Albert and Solomon M. Saltiel},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={92},
  pages={231102}
}
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… 

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