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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1348–1350

Sum-frequency generation of cw ultraviolet radiation in periodically poled LiTaO 3

I. Ricciardi, M. De Rosa, A. Rocco, P. Ferraro, A. Vannucci, P. Spano, and P. De Natale  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 9, pp. 1348-1350 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001348


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Abstract

We present cw sum-frequency generation of UV radiation at 355 nm based on a high-power laser at 1064 nm and a two-stage quasi-phase-matching nonlinear interaction in periodically poled LiTaO 3 crystals. In a first stage, second harmonic at 532 nm is generated. Then, the outcoming IR and green light interact in a second nonlinear crystal to generate about 7 mW of ultraviolet radiation at the sum frequency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7240) Lasers and laser optics : UV, EUV, and X-ray lasers
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2009
Published: April 22, 2009

Citation
I. Ricciardi, M. De Rosa, A. Rocco, P. Ferraro, A. Vannucci, P. Spano, and P. De Natale, "Sum-frequency generation of cw ultraviolet radiation in periodically poled LiTaO3," Opt. Lett. 34, 1348-1350 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-9-1348


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