Abstract

We demonstrate 1W average-power ultraviolet (UV) femtosecond (fs) ultrashort pulse generation at a wavelength of 259nm and a repetition rate as high as 100MHz by quadrupling a fs ytterbium-fiber laser. A cavity-enhanced design is employed for efficient frequency doubling to the UV region. The optical-to-optical efficiency of UV output to the pump diode is 2.6%.

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Fermann, M. E.

Gabler, T.

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Ghotbi, M.

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Hanf, S.

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Imajo, H.

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Kobayashi, Y.

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Z. Liu, N. Sarukura, M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, S. L. Korableva, and R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L36 (1998).
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Limpert, J.

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Sato, Y.

Schreiber, T.

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Sekikawa, T.

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[CrossRef]

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Torizuka, K.

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Udem, T.

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Wang, X.

Watanabe, M.

Watanabe, N.

Watanabe, S.

Wirth, C.

Wise, F. W.

Yanovsky, V. P.

Yashitomi, D.

Yoshitomi, D.

Zhang, Y.

Zhou, X.

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[CrossRef]

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys.

Z. Liu, N. Sarukura, M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, S. L. Korableva, and R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 37, L36 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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A. J. S. McGonigle, D. W. Coutts, S. Girard, and R. Moncorge, Opt. Commun. 193, 233 (2001).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of UV pulse generation system: λ / 4 , quarter-wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power of fiber CPA system and SHG system.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Intensity and phase retrieved by FROG (left), measured SHG-FROG trace (inside), and spectra (right) of the fundamental pulse. (b) Measured intensity autocorrelations (left) and spectra (right) of the SH pulse.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) UV power versus input coupler reflectivity: solid curve, theoretical values; squares, experimental values. (b) UV output power and conversion efficiency.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured cross-correlation trace (left) and spectra (right) of the UV pulse.

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