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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2653–2655

High-power 266 nm ultraviolet generation in yttrium aluminum borate

Qiang Liu, Xingpeng Yan, Mali Gong, Hua Liu, Ge Zhang, and Ning Ye  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2653-2655 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.002653


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Abstract

A yttrium aluminum borate [ YAl 3 ( BO 3 ) 4 ] (YAB) crystal with UV cutoff wavelength of 165 nm is used as the nonlinear optical crystal for fourth harmonic generation. The fundamental frequency laser at 1064 nm from an Nd: YVO 4 master oscillator power amplifier laser was frequency doubled to 532 nm . Using the type I phase-matching YAB crystal, a 5.05 W average power 266 nm UV laser was obtained at the pulse repetition frequency of 65 kHz , corresponding to the conversion efficiency of 12.3% from 532 to 266 nm . The experimental results show great potential for the application of using YAB as a nonlinear optical crystal to get high-power fourth harmonic generation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2011
Published: July 13, 2011

Citation
Qiang Liu, Xingpeng Yan, Mali Gong, Hua Liu, Ge Zhang, and Ning Ye, "High-power 266 nm ultraviolet generation in yttrium aluminum borate," Opt. Lett. 36, 2653-2655 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-14-2653


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