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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 5114–5117

Stable, continuous-wave, ytterbium-fiber-based single-pass ultraviolet source using BiB3O6

S. Chaitanya Kumar, Kavita Devi, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 23, pp. 5114-5117 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.005114


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Abstract

We report stable continuous-wave (CW) ultraviolet (UV) generation at 354.7 nm using single-pass sum-frequency-generation (SFG) of a CW Yb-fiber laser at 1064 nm in the nonlinear crystal, BiB3O6. The 532 nm radiation is obtained by single-pass second-harmonic generation of the Yb-fiber laser in a 30-mm-long MgO:sPPLT crystal. Using a 10-mm-long BiB3O6 crystal for SFG, with a measured angular acceptance bandwidth of 0.57 mrad, we generate as much as 68 mW of CW single-frequency UV radiation with a passive power stability better than 3.2% rms over 2 h and frequency stability better than 436 MHz over 2.5 h. The UV output beam has a TEM00 spatial profile with Mx2<1.6 and My2<1.8.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 22, 2013
Published: November 26, 2013

Citation
S. Chaitanya Kumar, Kavita Devi, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, "Stable, continuous-wave, ytterbium-fiber-based single-pass ultraviolet source using BiB3O6," Opt. Lett. 38, 5114-5117 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-23-5114


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