Non Linear processes in structured solid state lasers
Prof. Luisa Bausá
Departamento de Física de Materiales, UAM
In this presentation we will show how to exploit the characteristics offered by ferroelectric materials, as host matrices for optically active rare earth ions, to increase the multi-functionality of solid state lasers. We will focus on two-dimensional anti-ferroelectric micro-domain structures from which novel frequency conversion processes can be obtained. Examples of compact devices acting as solid state lasers with the added functions of self-multiwavelength and multidirectional frequency conversion, nonlinear prisms and non reciprocal second harmonic generation will be given.