Abstract

Efficient frequency doubling of a high-power femtosecond Yb:KGW laser in a nonlinear BiBO crystal is demonstrated. Green second harmonic generation with more than 1.1 W of average power and 41% conversion efficiency was achieved using a single-pass configuration.

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    [CrossRef]
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2009 (1)

A. Major, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl, and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with >100 nJ of pulse energy,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(4), 272–274 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2006 (4)

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. Major, V. Barzda, P. A. E. Piunno, S. Musikhin, and U. J. Krull, “An extended cavity diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGW laser for applications in optical DNA sensor technology based on fluorescence lifetime measurements,” Opt. Express 14(12), 5285–5294 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-14-12-5285 .
[CrossRef]

A. Major, R. Cisek, and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser oscillator pumped by a high power fiber-coupled diode laser module,” Opt. Express 14(25), 12163–12168 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?uri=oe-14-25-12163 .
[CrossRef]

M. Ghotbi, Z. Sun, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, I. V. Kityk, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient third harmonic generation of microjoule picosecond pulses at 355 nm in BiB3O6,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(17), 173124 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (3)

2004 (3)

2003 (1)

2002 (1)

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys. 88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Exceptional large nonlinear optical coefficients in the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” Solid State Commun. 109(4), 249–251 (1999).

1998 (1)

Bartschke, J.

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Barzda, V.

Bitz, G.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Bohaty, L.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys. 88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Exceptional large nonlinear optical coefficients in the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” Solid State Commun. 109(4), 249–251 (1999).

Borsutzky, A.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Brown, C. T. A.

Cisek, R.

Czeranowsky, C.

Du, C.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

Friess, L. K.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Fu, K.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fujita, M.

Ghotbi, M.

Harimoto, T.

Hellwig, H.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys. 88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Exceptional large nonlinear optical coefficients in the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” Solid State Commun. 109(4), 249–251 (1999).

Heumann, E.

Huber, G.

Jiang, H.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kan’an, A. M.

Kityk, I. V.

M. Ghotbi, Z. Sun, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, I. V. Kityk, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient third harmonic generation of microjoule picosecond pulses at 355 nm in BiB3O6,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(17), 173124 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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(21), 2530–2532 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Krull, U. J.

L‘huillier, J. A.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A. A.

Leaird, D. E.

Liebertz, J.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys. 88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Exceptional large nonlinear optical coefficients in the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” Solid State Commun. 109(4), 249–251 (1999).

Majchrowski, A.

M. Ghotbi, Z. Sun, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, I. V. Kityk, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient third harmonic generation of microjoule picosecond pulses at 355 nm in BiB3O6,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(17), 173124 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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(21), 2530–2532 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Major, A.

Michalski, E.

M. Ghotbi, Z. Sun, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, I. V. Kityk, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient third harmonic generation of microjoule picosecond pulses at 355 nm in BiB3O6,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(17), 173124 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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(21), 2530–2532 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ming, L.

Musikhin, S.

Peltz, M.

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Piunno, P. A. E.

Rafailov, E. U.

Rytz, D.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Salva, T.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sandkuijl, D.

A. Major, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl, and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with >100 nJ of pulse energy,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(4), 272–274 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Sarmani, A. R.

Shao, Z.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sibbett, W.

Smith, P. G. R.

Song, R.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sun, Z.

M. Ghotbi, Z. Sun, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, I. V. Kityk, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient third harmonic generation of microjoule picosecond pulses at 355 nm in BiB3O6,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(17), 173124 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Takeuchi, Y.

Teng, B.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

v. Loewis of Menar, P. A.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Vernay, S.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wallenstein, R.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

Wesemann, V.

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Xu, X.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

M. Peltz, J. Bartschke, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, S. Vernay, T. Salva, and D. Rytz, “Harmonic generation in bismuth triborate (BiB3O6),” Appl. Phys. B 81(4), 487–495 (2005).
[CrossRef]

V. Wesemann, J. A. L‘huillier, L. K. Friess, P. A. v. Loewis of Menar, G. Bitz, A. Borsutzky, R. Wallenstein, T. Salva, S. Vernay, and D. Rytz, “Optical properties of BiB3O6 with different phase matching orientations,” Appl. Phys. B 84(3), 453–458 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Ghotbi, Z. Sun, A. Majchrowski, E. Michalski, I. V. Kityk, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient third harmonic generation of microjoule picosecond pulses at 355 nm in BiB3O6,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(17), 173124 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Linear optical properties of the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” J. Appl. Phys. 88(1), 240–244 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Major, R. Cisek, D. Sandkuijl, and V. Barzda, “Femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with >100 nJ of pulse energy,” Laser Phys. Lett. 6(4), 272–274 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, “Efficient second harmonic generation of pulsed laser radiation in BiB3O6 (BIBO) crystal with different phase matching directions,” Opt. Commun. 202(1-3), 217–220 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Solid State Commun. (1)

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, “Exceptional large nonlinear optical coefficients in the monoclinic bismuth borate BiB3O6,” Solid State Commun. 109(4), 249–251 (1999).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental SHG setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Second harmonic output power vs incident pump power. ML – mode locking.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectrum of second harmonic.

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