Frequency doubling of a 680-nm laser diode in periodically poled LiTaO3 is presented. By selective proton exchange followed by high-voltage pulse application, a second-order periodic domain inversion having uniform periodicity and optimum duty cycle was fabricated over a 10-mm interaction length in a 200-μm-thick LiTaO3 substrate. A 340-nm wavelength of harmonic ultraviolet light was generated in a single pass through the domain-inverted structure.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: August 29, 1995
Published: January 15, 1996
Kiminori Mizuuchi and Kazuhisa Yamamoto, "Generation of 340-nm light by frequency doubling of a laser diode in bulk periodically poled LiTaO3," Opt. Lett. 21, 107-109 (1996)