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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 557–562

Continuous tuning of double resonance-enhanced second harmonic generation in a dispersive dielectric resonator

Guoping Lin and Nan Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 557-562 (2014)

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We report a method for continuous tuning of ultraviolet (UV) radiation of second harmonic generation in a dispersive beta barium borate (BBO) whispering gallery mode resonator. The doubly resonant enhancement in a high quality factor resonator leads to high conversion efficiency but the resonator dispersion severely limits practical tuning range. By simultaneously varying the temperature of the resonator and the mechanical stress on the disk, we were able to experimentally demonstrate a continuous tuning range of 70 GHz of 317 nm laser light at 0.74%/mW conversion efficiency. The achieved tuning range is at least 35 times wider than that by either mechanical or temperature tuning alone.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2013
Published: January 3, 2014

Guoping Lin and Nan Yu, "Continuous tuning of double resonance-enhanced second harmonic generation in a dispersive dielectric resonator," Opt. Express 22, 557-562 (2014)

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