Achievement of more than 100 mW of pure continuous-wave deep-ultraviolet radiation at 213 nm has been demonstrated in an efficient all-solid-state laser system that uses two Brewster-cut CsLiB6 O10 (CLBO) crystals. The first crystal is used for 266-nm generation by external resonant doubling of 532-nm radiation from a frequency-doubled Nd:YVO4 laser. Subsequent sum-frequency mixing is performed in a second CLBO crystal placed in a diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser cavity to mix the single-pass 266-nm output with circulating 1064-nm light.
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(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
Jun Sakuma, Yuichi Asakawa, Tomohiro Imahoko, and Minoru Obara, "Generation of all-solid-state, high-power continuous-wave 213-nm light based on sum-frequency mixing in CsLiB6O10," Opt. Lett. 29, 1096-1098 (2004)