Abstract

Mercury vapor has been used as a nonlinear frequency upconverting medium to generate peak powers of 5 kW at 1251 Å in a bandwidth of 0.04 cm−1 with a 10-Hz tunable system. The energy conversion efficiency is 0.3%. Parametric oscillation at the Hg resonance wavelength of 1849 Å, as well as two other tunable (2ω1ω2) frequency-mixed signals producing radiation at 2085 and 1833 Å, are reported.

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