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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2009
  • pp: 746–748

High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride ( Ba Al B O 3 F 2 )

Yong Zhou, Guiling Wang, Yinchao Yue, Chengming Li, Yuanfu Lu, Dafu Cui, Zhanggui Hu, and Zuyan Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 6, pp. 746-748 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.000746


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Abstract

We demonstrate high-efficiency ultraviolet (UV) laser generation in a nonlinear optical crystal Ba Al B O 3 F 2 (BABF); 355 nm UV light was generated by using a type I BABF crystal as a sum-frequency mixing of the fundamental light and the second harmonic from a picosecond Nd:YAG laser operated at a repetition rate of 10 Hz with a pulse duration of 20 ps . An output of 0.635 mJ for the third harmonic was obtained. The conversion efficiency was 26.4%. As far as we know, it was the first time that third-harmonic generation in BABF was achieved. Obviously, the BABF crystal is a promising UV nonlinear optical material because of its relatively large nonlinear coefficient and nonhygroscopicity.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2008
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 2009
Published: March 6, 2009

Citation
Yong Zhou, Guiling Wang, Yinchao Yue, Chengming Li, Yuanfu Lu, Dafu Cui, Zhanggui Hu, and Zuyan Xu, "High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO3F2)," Opt. Lett. 34, 746-748 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-6-746

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