Abstract

We report a compact tunable 240-MHz picosecond source for the ultraviolet based on intra-cavity frequency doubling of a signal-resonant MgO:sPPLT optical parametric oscillator (OPO), synchronously pumped at 532 nm in the green by the second harmonic of a mode-locked Yb-fiber laser at 80-MHz repetition rate. By deploying a 30-mm-long multi-grating MgO:sPPLT crystal for the OPO and a 5-mm-long BiB3O6 crystal for internal doubling, we have generated tunable UV radiation across 317-340.5 nm, with up to 30 mW at 334.5 nm. The OPO also provides tunable visible signal in the red, across 634-681 nm, and mid-infrared idler radiation over 2429-3298 nm, with as maximum signal power of 800 mW at 642 nm. The signal pulses have a temporal duration of 12 ps at 665 nm and exhibit high spatial beam quality with Gaussian profile. The signal power is recorded to be naturally stable with a fluctuation of 1.4% rms over 14 hours, while UV power degradation has been observed and studied.

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2014 (1)

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, fiber-pumped, picosecond green source based on BiB3O6,” Laser Phys. 24(2), 025401 (2014).
[Crossref]

2013 (1)

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Fiber-laser-based green-pumped picosecond MgO:sPPLT optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 38(24), 5349–5352 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2012 (1)

S. C. Kumar, O. Kimmelma, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, Yb-fiber-laser-pumped, picosecond parametric source tunable across 752-860 nm,” Opt. Lett. 37(9), 1577–1579 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (3)

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[Crossref]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Interferometric output coupling of ring optical oscillators,” Opt. Lett. 36(7), 1068–1070 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. K. Jayasinghe, J. Rohner, and M. S. Hutson, “Holographic UV laser microsurgery,” Biomed. Opt. Express 2(9), 2590–2599 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2010 (2)

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

A. Sato, S. Kono, K. Saito, K. Sato, and H. Yokoyama, “A high-peak-power UV picosecond-pulse light source based on a gain-switched 1.55 microm laser diode and its application to time-resolved spectroscopy of blue-violet materials,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2522–2527 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2009 (1)

G. K. Samanta, S. C. Kumar, R. Das, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser green source at 532 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(15), 2255–2257 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (4)

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator with resonant wave coupling,” Opt. Express 16(10), 6883–6888 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ghotbi, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-repetition-rate, femtosecond pulse generation in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave, single-frequency, solid-state blue source for the 425-489 nm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 33(11), 1228–1230 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, “Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2226–2231 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2007 (2)

G. K. Samanta, G. R. Fayaz, Z. Sun, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on MgO:sPPLT,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 400–402 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient ultrafast frequency conversion sources for the visible and ultraviolet based on BiB3O6,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 679–691 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (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]

2005 (1)

M. Ghotbi and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “990 mW average power, 52% efficient, high-repetition-rate picosecond-pulse generation in the blue with BiB3O6.,” Opt. Lett. 30(24), 3395–3397 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2004 (3)

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] [PubMed]

D. W. Coutts and A. J. S. McGonigle, “Cerium-doped fluoride lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1430–1440 (2004).
[Crossref]

M. Ghotbi and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optical second harmonic generation properties of BiB3O6.,” Opt. Express 12(24), 6002–6019 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1996 (1)

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Blau, P.

A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Bruner, A.

A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Callan, J. P.

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Chaitanya Kumar, S.

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, fiber-pumped, picosecond green source based on BiB3O6,” Laser Phys. 24(2), 025401 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Fiber-laser-based green-pumped picosecond MgO:sPPLT optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 38(24), 5349–5352 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[Crossref]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Interferometric output coupling of ring optical oscillators,” Opt. Lett. 36(7), 1068–1070 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Coutts, D. W.

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, “Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2226–2231 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. W. Coutts and A. J. S. McGonigle, “Cerium-doped fluoride lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1430–1440 (2004).
[Crossref]

Das, R.

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[Crossref]

G. K. Samanta, S. C. Kumar, R. Das, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser green source at 532 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(15), 2255–2257 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ebrahim-Zadeh, M.

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, fiber-pumped, picosecond green source based on BiB3O6,” Laser Phys. 24(2), 025401 (2014).
[Crossref]

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Fiber-laser-based green-pumped picosecond MgO:sPPLT optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 38(24), 5349–5352 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. C. Kumar, O. Kimmelma, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, Yb-fiber-laser-pumped, picosecond parametric source tunable across 752-860 nm,” Opt. Lett. 37(9), 1577–1579 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[Crossref]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Interferometric output coupling of ring optical oscillators,” Opt. Lett. 36(7), 1068–1070 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta, S. C. Kumar, R. Das, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser green source at 532 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(15), 2255–2257 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave, single-frequency, solid-state blue source for the 425-489 nm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 33(11), 1228–1230 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ghotbi, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-repetition-rate, femtosecond pulse generation in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator with resonant wave coupling,” Opt. Express 16(10), 6883–6888 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient ultrafast frequency conversion sources for the visible and ultraviolet based on BiB3O6,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 679–691 (2007).
[Crossref]

G. K. Samanta, G. R. Fayaz, Z. Sun, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on MgO:sPPLT,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 400–402 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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 and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “990 mW average power, 52% efficient, high-repetition-rate picosecond-pulse generation in the blue with BiB3O6.,” Opt. Lett. 30(24), 3395–3397 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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] [PubMed]

M. Ghotbi and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optical second harmonic generation properties of BiB3O6.,” Opt. Express 12(24), 6002–6019 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Eger, D.

A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Esteban-Martin, A.

S. Chaitanya Kumar, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Interferometric output coupling of ring optical oscillators,” Opt. Lett. 36(7), 1068–1070 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ghotbi, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-repetition-rate, femtosecond pulse generation in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fayaz, G. R.

G. K. Samanta, G. R. Fayaz, Z. Sun, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on MgO:sPPLT,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 400–402 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Finlay, R. J.

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fukuda, T.

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, “Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2226–2231 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ghotbi, M.

M. Ghotbi, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-repetition-rate, femtosecond pulse generation in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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 and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “990 mW average power, 52% efficient, high-repetition-rate picosecond-pulse generation in the blue with BiB3O6.,” Opt. Lett. 30(24), 3395–3397 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ghotbi and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optical second harmonic generation properties of BiB3O6.,” Opt. Express 12(24), 6002–6019 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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] [PubMed]

Glezer, E. N.

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Her, T.-H.

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Huang, L.

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hutson, M. S.

A. K. Jayasinghe, J. Rohner, and M. S. Hutson, “Holographic UV laser microsurgery,” Biomed. Opt. Express 2(9), 2590–2599 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jayasinghe, A. K.

A. K. Jayasinghe, J. Rohner, and M. S. Hutson, “Holographic UV laser microsurgery,” Biomed. Opt. Express 2(9), 2590–2599 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Katz, M.

A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kiesel, N.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kimmelma, O.

S. C. Kumar, O. Kimmelma, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, Yb-fiber-laser-pumped, picosecond parametric source tunable across 752-860 nm,” Opt. Lett. 37(9), 1577–1579 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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] [PubMed]

Kono, S.

A. Sato, S. Kono, K. Saito, K. Sato, and H. Yokoyama, “A high-peak-power UV picosecond-pulse light source based on a gain-switched 1.55 microm laser diode and its application to time-resolved spectroscopy of blue-violet materials,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2522–2527 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Krischek, R.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kumar, S. C.

S. C. Kumar, O. Kimmelma, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, Yb-fiber-laser-pumped, picosecond parametric source tunable across 752-860 nm,” Opt. Lett. 37(9), 1577–1579 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta, S. C. Kumar, R. Das, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser green source at 532 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(15), 2255–2257 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liu, H.

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, “Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2226–2231 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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] [PubMed]

Mazur, E.

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

McGonigle, A. J. S.

D. W. Coutts and A. J. S. McGonigle, “Cerium-doped fluoride lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1430–1440 (2004).
[Crossref]

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] [PubMed]

Michelberger, P.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Milosavljevic, M.

E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Oron, M. B.

A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ozawa, A.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Rohner, J.

A. K. Jayasinghe, J. Rohner, and M. S. Hutson, “Holographic UV laser microsurgery,” Biomed. Opt. Express 2(9), 2590–2599 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ruschin, S.

A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Saito, K.

A. Sato, S. Kono, K. Saito, K. Sato, and H. Yokoyama, “A high-peak-power UV picosecond-pulse light source based on a gain-switched 1.55 microm laser diode and its application to time-resolved spectroscopy of blue-violet materials,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2522–2527 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Samanta, G. K.

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[Crossref]

G. K. Samanta, S. C. Kumar, R. Das, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser green source at 532 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(15), 2255–2257 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave, single-frequency, solid-state blue source for the 425-489 nm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 33(11), 1228–1230 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator with resonant wave coupling,” Opt. Express 16(10), 6883–6888 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta, G. R. Fayaz, Z. Sun, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on MgO:sPPLT,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 400–402 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sato, A.

A. Sato, S. Kono, K. Saito, K. Sato, and H. Yokoyama, “A high-peak-power UV picosecond-pulse light source based on a gain-switched 1.55 microm laser diode and its application to time-resolved spectroscopy of blue-violet materials,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2522–2527 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sato, H.

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, “Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2226–2231 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sato, K.

A. Sato, S. Kono, K. Saito, K. Sato, and H. Yokoyama, “A high-peak-power UV picosecond-pulse light source based on a gain-switched 1.55 microm laser diode and its application to time-resolved spectroscopy of blue-violet materials,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2522–2527 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Spence, D. J.

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, “Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2226–2231 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sun, Z.

G. K. Samanta, G. R. Fayaz, Z. Sun, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on MgO:sPPLT,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 400–402 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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]

Udem, T.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Weinfurter, H.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Wieczorek, W.

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Yokoyama, H.

A. Sato, S. Kono, K. Saito, K. Sato, and H. Yokoyama, “A high-peak-power UV picosecond-pulse light source based on a gain-switched 1.55 microm laser diode and its application to time-resolved spectroscopy of blue-violet materials,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2522–2527 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

S. Chaitanya Kumar, R. Das, G. K. Samanta, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optimally-output-coupled, 17.5 W, fiber-laser-pumped continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator,” Appl. Phys. B 102(1), 31–35 (2011).
[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]

Biomed. Opt. Express (1)

A. K. Jayasinghe, J. Rohner, and M. S. Hutson, “Holographic UV laser microsurgery,” Biomed. Opt. Express 2(9), 2590–2599 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. W. Coutts and A. J. S. McGonigle, “Cerium-doped fluoride lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(10), 1430–1440 (2004).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Efficient ultrafast frequency conversion sources for the visible and ultraviolet based on BiB3O6,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13(3), 679–691 (2007).
[Crossref]

Laser Phys. (1)

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, fiber-pumped, picosecond green source based on BiB3O6,” Laser Phys. 24(2), 025401 (2014).
[Crossref]

Nat. Photonics (1)

R. Krischek, W. Wieczorek, A. Ozawa, N. Kiesel, P. Michelberger, T. Udem, and H. Weinfurter, “Ultraviolet enhancement cavity for ultrafast nonlinear optics and high-rate multiphoton entanglement experiments,” Nat. Photonics 4(3), 170–173 (2010).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (4)

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, “Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers,” Opt. Express 16(3), 2226–2231 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Sato, S. Kono, K. Saito, K. Sato, and H. Yokoyama, “A high-peak-power UV picosecond-pulse light source based on a gain-switched 1.55 microm laser diode and its application to time-resolved spectroscopy of blue-violet materials,” Opt. Express 18(3), 2522–2527 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave singly-resonant optical parametric oscillator with resonant wave coupling,” Opt. Express 16(10), 6883–6888 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ghotbi and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Optical second harmonic generation properties of BiB3O6.,” Opt. Express 12(24), 6002–6019 (2004).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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A. Bruner, D. Eger, M. B. Oron, P. Blau, M. Katz, and S. Ruschin, “Temperature-dependent Sellmeier equation for the refractive index of stoichiometric lithium tantalate,” Opt. Lett. 28(3), 194–196 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chaitanya Kumar, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Interferometric output coupling of ring optical oscillators,” Opt. Lett. 36(7), 1068–1070 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta, G. R. Fayaz, Z. Sun, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, continuous-wave, singly resonant optical parametric oscillator based on MgO:sPPLT,” Opt. Lett. 32(4), 400–402 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta, S. C. Kumar, R. Das, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave optical parametric oscillator pumped by a fiber laser green source at 532 nm,” Opt. Lett. 34(15), 2255–2257 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Chaitanya Kumar and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Fiber-laser-based green-pumped picosecond MgO:sPPLT optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Lett. 38(24), 5349–5352 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

G. K. Samanta and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Continuous-wave, single-frequency, solid-state blue source for the 425-489 nm spectral range,” Opt. Lett. 33(11), 1228–1230 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. C. Kumar, O. Kimmelma, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “High-power, Yb-fiber-laser-pumped, picosecond parametric source tunable across 752-860 nm,” Opt. Lett. 37(9), 1577–1579 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Ghotbi, A. Esteban-Martin, and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “Tunable, high-repetition-rate, femtosecond pulse generation in the ultraviolet,” Opt. Lett. 33(4), 345–347 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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).
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M. Ghotbi and M. Ebrahim-Zadeh, “990 mW average power, 52% efficient, high-repetition-rate picosecond-pulse generation in the blue with BiB3O6.,” Opt. Lett. 30(24), 3395–3397 (2005).
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E. N. Glezer, M. Milosavljevic, L. Huang, R. J. Finlay, T.-H. Her, J. P. Callan, and E. Mazur, “Three-dimensional optical storage inside transparent materials,” Opt. Lett. 21(24), 2023–2025 (1996).
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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental design of the intra-cavity frequency-doubled green-fiber-laser-pumped picosecond OPO tunable ultraviolet generation. FI: Faraday isolator, λ/2: Half-wave plate, PBS: Polarizing beam-splitter; L: Lens; M: Mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Photograph of laboratory setup of the compact, high-repetetion-rate, picoscond OPO showing the resonant red signal with internal frequency-doubling for tunable UV generation.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Wavelength tuning range of the picosecond OPO in the red (signal) and the mid-IR (idler) as a function of temperature for three different grating periods of the MgO:sPPLT crystal, Λ = 10.5, 11.0 and 11.5 µm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power and pump depletion across the tuning range of the picosecond OPO in the red (signal) and mid-IR (idler) spectral range. Solid lines are guide to the eye.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Variation of idler power and out-coupled red signal power as a function of input pump power at two different pairs of signal and idler wavelengths. Solid lines are best fit to the experimental data.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Intensity autocorrelation, and Inset: corresponding spectrum, of red signal pulses generated by the green-pumped picosecond OPO. (b) Output signal pulse train at 240 MHz.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) Power stability of the out-coupled signal for 14 hours. (b) Spatial beam profile of the out-coupled signal at 665.5 nm together with the intensity profiles (pink) and Gaussian fits (yellow) measured in the far-field.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Extracted output power from the intra-cavity frequency-doubled picosecond OPO across the UV tuning range. Solid lines are guide to the eye.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Variation of (a) UV power, and (b) corresponding signal and idler power as a function of green pump power to the internally frequency-doubled picosecond OPO. Inset: Spectrum of the generated UV radiation. Solid lines are guide to the eye.

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

Output power stability of the out-coupled signal and corresponding frequency doubled UV power.

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