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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 189–191

4.7-W, 255-nm source based on second-harmonic generation of a copper-vapor laser in cesium lithium borate

Rodney I. Trickett, Michael J. Withford, and Daniel J. W. Brown  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 3, pp. 189-191 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000189


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Abstract

We have generated 4.7 W of UV (255-nm) radiation with wall plug efficiency of 0.12% by frequency doubling the green (511-nm) output of a kinetically enhanced medium-scale copper-vapor laser (CVL) in cesium lithium borate (CLBO). Frequency doubling in β -barium borate produced 3.9 W of UV radiation with wall plug efficiency of 0.1%. We found that conversion was better with CLBO because of the reduced constraints on CVL beam quality, less UV absorption, and smaller UV walk-off.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

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

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Rodney I. Trickett, Michael J. Withford, and Daniel J. W. Brown, "4.7-W, 255-nm source based on second-harmonic generation of a copper-vapor laser in cesium lithium borate," Opt. Lett. 23, 189-191 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-3-189

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