Proposed ThirdHarmonic Generation in PhaseMatched Metal Vapors Academic Article uri icon


  • This letter considers the use of alkali metal vapors, phase matched with inert buffer gases for generation of third-harmonic radiation. For example, calculations show that 1.8 MW will be required for 50% conversion of 1.06- radiation to 0.35- radiation using a 1:412 part mixture of rubidium and xenon. Generation to frequencies above the ionization potential of the metal vapors is considered. 1971 The American Institute of Physics.

published proceedings

  • Applied Physics Letters

author list (cited authors)

  • Harris, S. E., & Miles, R. B.

publication date

  • January 1, 1971 11:11 AM