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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 24 — Nov. 21, 2011
  • pp: 24139–24146

Continuous-wave ultraviolet emission through fourth-harmonic generation in a whispering-gallery resonator

Jeremy Moore, Matthew Tomes, Tal Carmon, and Mona Jarrahi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 24, pp. 24139-24146 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.024139


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Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate continuous-wave ultraviolet emission through forth-harmonic generation in a millimeter-scale lithium niobate whispering-gallery resonator pumped with a telecommunication-compatible infrared source. The whispering-gallery resonator provides four spectral lines at ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared and infrared, which are equally spaced in frequency via the cascaded-harmonic process and span a 2-octave frequency band. Our technique relies on a variable crystal poling and high transverse order of the modes for phase-matching and a resonator quality factor of over 107 to allow cascaded-harmonic generation up to the fourth-harmonic at input pump powers as low as 200mW. The compact size of the whispering gallery resonator pumped at telecommunication-compatible infrared wavelengths and the low pump power requirement make our device a promising ultraviolet light source for information storage, microscopy, and chemical analysis.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 26, 2011
Published: November 10, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Jeremy Moore, Matthew Tomes, Tal Carmon, and Mona Jarrahi, "Continuous-wave ultraviolet emission through fourth-harmonic generation in a whispering-gallery resonator," Opt. Express 19, 24139-24146 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-24-24139


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