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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 449–458

An all solid-state UV source based on a frequency quadrupled, passively Q-switched 946 nm laser

Sandra Johansson, Stefan Bjurshagen, Carlota Canalias, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Fredrik Laurell, and Ralf Koch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 449-458 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.000449


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Abstract

We report a 236 nm light source with 20 mW of average power based on critically phase-matched second-harmonic generation in a β-barium borate crystal at room temperature. The fundamental light source was a passively Q-switched 946 nm Nd:YAG laser tunable from 10 – 38 kHz and with a pulse length of 16 ns. In the generation of 473 nm light, periodically poled KTP and BiBO was compared in terms of conversion efficiency and stability.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 10, 2007
Published: January 22, 2007

Citation
Sandra Johansson, Stefan Bjurshagen, Carlota Canalias, Valdas Pasiskevicius, Fredrik Laurell, and Ralf Koch, "An all solid-state UV source based on a frequency quadrupled, passively Q-switched 946 nm laser," Opt. Express 15, 449-458 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-2-449


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