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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2530–2532

High-average-power femtosecond pulse generation in the blue using BiB3O6

M. Ghotbi, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, and I. V. Kityk  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 21, pp. 2530-2532 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002530


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Abstract

Efficient generation of tunable femtosecond pulses in the blue is reported in the nonlinear crystal BiB3O6. By use of fundamental pulses from a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser at 76 MHz, single-pass second-harmonic average powers of as much as 830 mW have been generated at 50% conversion efficiency, and a tunable range of 375–435 nm in the blue is demonstrated. Temporal measurements using cross correlation of the fundamental and second-harmonic pulses in a 100-μm-thick β-BaB2O4 crystal result in blue pulse durations of 220 fs for 130-fs fundamental pulses. Direct experimental comparison with β-BaB2O4 confirms the superior performance BiB3O6 for second-harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

Citation
M. Ghotbi, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, and I. V. Kityk, "High-average-power femtosecond pulse generation in the blue using BiB3O6," Opt. Lett. 29, 2530-2532 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-21-2530

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