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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 9 — Mar. 20, 2009
  • pp: 1668–1674

Deep UV light generation by a fiber/bulk hybrid amplifier at 199 nm

Yoshiharu Urata, Tatsuya Shinozaki, Yoshio Wada, Yushi Kaneda, Satoshi Wada, and Shinichi Imai  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 9, pp. 1668-1674 (2009)

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A high-pulse-repetition-frequency (PRF) pulsed light source in the deep ultraviolet region has been realized by a multiple wavelength conversion technique using a hybrid fiber/bulk amplifier system. Output of 199 nm with a power of 50 mW was achieved at 2.4 MHz PRF. The 1 μm amplifier consisted of a Yb-doped fiber amplifier and a Nd-doped YV O 4 amplifier. A 1.5 μm fiber master-oscillator power amplifier was employed as the other fundamental source. The amplifiers exhibited good amplification properties in pulse energy, polarization extinction ratio, and spectrum for nonlinear wavelength conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 10, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 20, 2009
Published: March 12, 2009

Yoshiharu Urata, Tatsuya Shinozaki, Yoshio Wada, Yushi Kaneda, Satoshi Wada, and Shinichi Imai, "Deep UV light generation by a fiber/bulk hybrid amplifier at 199 nm," Appl. Opt. 48, 1668-1674 (2009)

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