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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1758–1760

Coherent quasi-cw 153 nm light source at 33 MHz repetition rate

Yutaka Nomura, Yoshiaki Ito, Akira Ozawa, Xiaoyang Wang, Chuangtian Chen, Shik Shin, Shuntaro Watanabe, and Yohei Kobayashi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1758-1760 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001758


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Abstract

We present a quasi-cw laser in a vacuum ultraviolet region at megahertz repetition rate. The narrowband pulses generated from an ytterbium-fiber laser system at 33 MHz repetition rate at the central wavelength of 1074 nm are frequency-converted by successive stages of Li B 3 O 5 crystals and KBe 2 BO 3 F 2 crystals. The generated radiation at 153 nm has the shortest wavelength achieved through phase-matched frequency conversion processes in nonlinear optical crystals to our knowledge.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2011
Published: May 5, 2011

Citation
Yutaka Nomura, Yoshiaki Ito, Akira Ozawa, Xiaoyang Wang, Chuangtian Chen, Shik Shin, Shuntaro Watanabe, and Yohei Kobayashi, "Coherent quasi-cw 153 nm light source at 33 MHz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 36, 1758-1760 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1758

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