Abstract

Efficient generation of tunable femtosecond pulses in the blue is reported in the nonlinear crystal BiB3O6. By use of fundamental pulses from a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser at 76 MHz, single-pass second-harmonic average powers of as much as 830 mW have been generated at 50% conversion efficiency, and a tunable range of 375–435 nm in the blue is demonstrated. Temporal measurements using cross correlation of the fundamental and second-harmonic pulses in a 100µm-thick βBaB2O4 crystal result in blue pulse durations of 220 fs for 130-fs fundamental pulses. Direct experimental comparison with βBaB2O4 confirms the superior performance BiB3O6 for second-harmonic generation of femtosecond pulses.

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[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. Brenier, I. V. Kityk, and A. Majchrowski, Opt. Commun. 203, 125 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chirkin, A. S.

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Czeranowsky, C.

Du, C.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Huber, G.

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I. V. Kityk, W. Imiolek, A. Majchrowski, and E. Michalski, Opt. Commun. 219, 421 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, H.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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I. V. Kityk, W. Imiolek, A. Majchrowski, and E. Michalski, Opt. Commun. 219, 421 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Brenier, I. V. Kityk, and A. Majchrowski, Opt. Commun. 203, 125 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liebertz, J.

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, J. Appl. Phys. 88, 240 (2000).
[CrossRef]

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, Solid State Commun. 109, 249 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Y.

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Majchrowski, A.

I. V. Kityk, W. Imiolek, A. Majchrowski, and E. Michalski, Opt. Commun. 219, 421 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Brenier, I. V. Kityk, and A. Majchrowski, Opt. Commun. 203, 125 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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I. V. Kityk, W. Imiolek, A. Majchrowski, and E. Michalski, Opt. Commun. 219, 421 (2003).
[CrossRef]

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C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Song, R.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Teng, B.

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Z.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Xu, G.

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Xu, X.

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

C. Du, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, B. Teng, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Appl. Phys. B 73, 215 (2001).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, J. Appl. Phys. 88, 240 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (3)

I. V. Kityk, W. Imiolek, A. Majchrowski, and E. Michalski, Opt. Commun. 219, 421 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Brenier, I. V. Kityk, and A. Majchrowski, Opt. Commun. 203, 125 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Z. Wang, B. Teng, K. Fu, X. Xu, R. Song, C. Du, H. Jiang, J. Wang, and Z. Shao, Opt. Commun. 202, 217 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Laser Technol. (1)

C. Du, B. Teng, Z. Wang, J. Liu, X. Xu, G. Xu, K. Fu, J. Wang, Y. Liu, and Z. Shao, Opt. Laser Technol. 34, 343 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Solid State Commun. (1)

H. Hellwig, J. Liebertz, and L. Bohaty, Solid State Commun. 109, 249 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

S. A. Akhmanov, V. A. Vysloukh, and A. S. Chirkin, in Optics of Femtosecond Laser Pulses (American Institute of Physics, New York, 1992), p. 141.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

PM angle for type I e+eo SHG in the optical yz plane as a function of fundamental wavelength.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

SH average power and conversion efficiency as functions of input fundamental power for a 1.4-mm crystal at 406 nm.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

PM angular acceptance for type I e+eo SHG in a 1.4-mm crystal at 406 nm.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Cross-correlation intensity profiles of SH pulses in 0.4- and 2-mm crystals at 406 nm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Comparison of the generated SH power in BIBO and BBO as a function of input fundamental power at 406 nm.

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