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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2003
  • pp: 254–256

Generation of vacuum-ultraviolet light by an optically contacted, prism-coupled KBe2BO3F2 crystal

Tadashi Togashi, Teruto Kanai, Taro Sekikawa, Shuntaro Watanabe, Chuangtian Chen, Chengqian Zhang, Zuyan Xu, and Jiyang Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 254-256 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000254


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Abstract

We have demonstrated the second harmonic of a frequency-tripled Nd:YVO4 laser with 2.5-mW quasi-cw output by using an optically contacted, prism-coupled KBe2BO3F2 crystal. We also achieved the second harmonic with a frequency-doubled single-mode Ti:sapphire laser at 172.5 nm and sum-frequency mixing with a dual-wavelength Ti:sapphire laser at 163.3 nm. These wavelengths are to our knowledge the shortest obtained by use of nonlinear crystals for second-harmonic generation and sum-frequency mixing, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials

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Tadashi Togashi, Teruto Kanai, Taro Sekikawa, Shuntaro Watanabe, Chuangtian Chen, Chengqian Zhang, Zuyan Xu, and Jiyang Wang, "Generation of vacuum-ultraviolet light by an optically contacted, prism-coupled KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Opt. Lett. 28, 254-256 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-4-254

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