Abstract

We demonstrate high-energy picosecond near-vacuum ultraviolet laser pulse generation. Frequency quadrupling is achieved by noncollinear sum-frequency mixing of the fundamental and the third harmonic of a two-stage Ti:sapphire amplifier in β-BaB2O 4 crystal. UV pulses with energies of 10  mJ tunable from 195 to 210  nm at a 10  Hz repetition rate are obtained.

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A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

1999 (1)

1998 (2)

1996 (1)

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1989 (1)

1985 (1)

C. T. Chen, B. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, and G. M. You, "A new ultraviolet SHG crystal β-BaB2O4," Sci. Sin. Ser. B 28, 235-243 (1985).

Bhar, G. C.

Bui, A. A.

A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Buj, A. A.

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

Chatterjee, U.

Chen, C. T.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, Y. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, B. C. Wu, G. M. You, R. K. Li, and S. J. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, B. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, and G. M. You, "A new ultraviolet SHG crystal β-BaB2O4," Sci. Sin. Ser. B 28, 235-243 (1985).

Deng, D. Q.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ermakov, A. V.

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

Goldberg, L.

Grabchikov, A. S.

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

Jiang, A. D.

C. T. Chen, Y. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, B. C. Wu, G. M. You, R. K. Li, and S. J. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, B. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, and G. M. You, "A new ultraviolet SHG crystal β-BaB2O4," Sci. Sin. Ser. B 28, 235-243 (1985).

Kachinsky, A. V.

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

Kachynski, A. V.

A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Khodasevich, I. A.

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

Kiefer, W.

A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kittelmann, O.

Kliner, D. A. V.

Kopachevsky, V. D.

A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Koplow, J. P.

Korn, G.

Kouta, H.

Kudryakov, A. V.

A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Kumbhakar, P.

Kuwano, Y.

Li, R. K.

Lin, S. J.

Mei, L. F.

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Noack, F.

Orlovich, V. A.

A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

Petrov, V.

Ringling, J.

Rudra, A. M.

Seifert, F.

Squier, J.

Tang, D. Y.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y. B.

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wong, G. K. L.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wu, B. C.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, Y. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, B. C. Wu, G. M. You, R. K. Li, and S. J. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, B. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, and G. M. You, "A new ultraviolet SHG crystal β-BaB2O4," Sci. Sin. Ser. B 28, 235-243 (1985).

Wu, K. C.

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Y. C.

Xia, Y. N.

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Z. Y.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Ye, N.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

You, G. M.

C. T. Chen, Y. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, B. C. Wu, G. M. You, R. K. Li, and S. J. Lin, "New nonlinear-optical crystal: LiB3O5," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 6, 616-621 (1989).
[CrossRef]

C. T. Chen, B. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, and G. M. You, "A new ultraviolet SHG crystal β-BaB2O4," Sci. Sin. Ser. B 28, 235-243 (1985).

Yu, L. H.

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Zeng, W. R.

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, J.

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. T. Chen, Z. Y. Xu, D. Q. Deng, J. Zhang, G. K. L. Wong, B. C. Wu, N. Ye, and D. Y. Tang, "The vacuum ultraviolet phase-matching characteristics of nonlinear optical KBe2BO3F2 crystal," Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 2930-2932 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

C. T. Chen, Y. B. Wang, Y. N. Xia, B. C. Wu, D. Y. Tang, K. C. Wu, W. R. Zeng, L. H. Yu, and L. F. Mei, "New development of nonlinear optical crystals for the ultraviolet region with molecular engineering approach," J. Appl. Phys. 77, 2268-2272 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. V. Kachynski, V. A. Orlovich, A. A. Bui, V. D. Kopachevsky, A. V. Kudryakov, and W. Kiefer, "All solid-state pulsed ultraviolet laser widely tunable down to 188.5 nm," Opt. Commun. 218, 351-357 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Sci. Sin. Ser. B (1)

C. T. Chen, B. C. Wu, A. D. Jiang, and G. M. You, "A new ultraviolet SHG crystal β-BaB2O4," Sci. Sin. Ser. B 28, 235-243 (1985).

Other (1)

A. A. Buj, A. V. Kachinsky, A. V. Ermakov, A. S. Grabchikov, I. A. Khodasevich, and V. A. Orlovich, "Single-mode source of radiation, tunable from 188.5 to 320 nm based on coherent mixing of Ti:sapphire laser harmonics radiation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (IEEE, 2000), CTuF7, p. 72.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout of the Ti:sapphire amplifier and three-stage harmonic generators. F, fundamental; SH, TH, and FH, second-, third-, and fourth-harmonic generation, respectively; DM, dichroic mirror; D, delay line.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SHG conversion efficiency versus incident laser intensity.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Conversion efficiency as a function of FH wavelength.

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