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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 808–810

Alexandrite laser frequency doubling in β-BaB2O4 crystals

Da-Wun Chen and Jen-Jye Yeh  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 808-810 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000808


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Abstract

Efficient and tunable coherent ultraviolet (360–390 nm) generation in β-BaB2O4 crystals using type-I phase matching at room temperature is presented. The phase-matching angle is characterized with an alexandrite laser with a wavelength tuning range of 725–785 nm. The crystal angular bandwidth of 0.9 mrad-cm and spectral bandwidth of 1.15 nm-cm are also measured. UV output pulse energy of 105 mJ at 378 nm with 31% energy conversion efficiency is achieved.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
Da-Wun Chen and Jen-Jye Yeh, "Alexandrite laser frequency doubling in β-BaB2O4 crystals," Opt. Lett. 13, 808-810 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-808


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