Abstract

We demonstrate for the first time UV generation at 343 nm by frequency-tripling in the new non-hygroscopic Ca5(BO3)3F crystal. A boule of CBF crystal was grown and cut along the two possible phase matching configurations for third harmonic generation in plans XY and YZ. 300 mW of UV average power have been obtained with a deff estimated at 0.45 pm/V for the XY plan and 0.38 pm/V for the YZ plan.

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2013 (4)

2012 (2)

N. La, O. Bo, J. Zhang, L. Wang, Y. Li, G. Wang, and G. Zhang, “355nm laser generation based on NLBO crystal,” Opt. Express20(15), 16490–16493 (2012).
[CrossRef]

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

Q. Liu, X. Yan, M. Gong, H. Liu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “High-power 266 nm ultraviolet generation in yttrium aluminum borate,” Opt. Lett.36(14), 2653–2655 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Liu, X. Chen, L. X. Huang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “Growth and optical properties of UV transparent YAB crystals,” Materials Research Innovations15(2), 140–144 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

Y. Zhou, G. Wang, Y. Yue, C. Li, Y. Lu, and D. Cui, “High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO 3 F 2),” Opt. Express34(6), 746–748 (2009).

2008 (1)

Aka, G.

Balembois, F.

Benoit, A.

Bo, O.

Chen, C. T.

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Chen, X.

H. Liu, X. Chen, L. X. Huang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “Growth and optical properties of UV transparent YAB crystals,” Materials Research Innovations15(2), 140–144 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Cocquelin, B.

Cui, D.

Y. Zhou, G. Wang, Y. Yue, C. Li, Y. Lu, and D. Cui, “High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO 3 F 2),” Opt. Express34(6), 746–748 (2009).

Davydov, B. L.

Délen, X.

Deyra, L.

Didierjean, J.

Gapontsev, V. P.

Georges, P.

Gong, M.

Hanna, M.

Hong, H.

Huang, L.

Huang, L. X.

H. Liu, X. Chen, L. X. Huang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “Growth and optical properties of UV transparent YAB crystals,” Materials Research Innovations15(2), 140–144 (2011).
[CrossRef]

La, N.

Li, C.

Y. Zhou, G. Wang, Y. Yue, C. Li, Y. Lu, and D. Cui, “High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO 3 F 2),” Opt. Express34(6), 746–748 (2009).

Li, R. K.

M. J. Xia and R. K. Li, “Structure and optical properties of a noncentrosymmetric borate RbSr4(BO3)3,” J. Solid State Chem.197, 366–369 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Li, Y.

Liu, H.

Q. Liu, X. Yan, M. Gong, H. Liu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “High-power 266 nm ultraviolet generation in yttrium aluminum borate,” Opt. Lett.36(14), 2653–2655 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Liu, X. Chen, L. X. Huang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “Growth and optical properties of UV transparent YAB crystals,” Materials Research Innovations15(2), 140–144 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Q.

Loiseau, P.

Lu, Y.

Y. Zhou, G. Wang, Y. Yue, C. Li, Y. Lu, and D. Cui, “High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO 3 F 2),” Opt. Express34(6), 746–748 (2009).

Maillard, A.

Maillard, R.

Oulianov, D. A.

Salin, F.

Sangla, D.

Smith, A. V.

A. V. Smith, “Computer code SNLO (available from the authors at no charge).” 1997.

Taira, T.

Tyrtyshnyy, V. A.

Vershinin, O. I.

Wang, G.

N. La, O. Bo, J. Zhang, L. Wang, Y. Li, G. Wang, and G. Zhang, “355nm laser generation based on NLBO crystal,” Opt. Express20(15), 16490–16493 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zhou, G. Wang, Y. Yue, C. Li, Y. Lu, and D. Cui, “High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO 3 F 2),” Opt. Express34(6), 746–748 (2009).

Wang, G. L.

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, L.

Wang, L. R.

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Y.

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wu, Y. C.

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Xia, M. J.

M. J. Xia and R. K. Li, “Structure and optical properties of a noncentrosymmetric borate RbSr4(BO3)3,” J. Solid State Chem.197, 366–369 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Xu, K.

Xu, X.

H. Liu, X. Chen, L. X. Huang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “Growth and optical properties of UV transparent YAB crystals,” Materials Research Innovations15(2), 140–144 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yan, X.

Ye, N.

Q. Liu, X. Yan, M. Gong, H. Liu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “High-power 266 nm ultraviolet generation in yttrium aluminum borate,” Opt. Lett.36(14), 2653–2655 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Liu, X. Chen, L. X. Huang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “Growth and optical properties of UV transparent YAB crystals,” Materials Research Innovations15(2), 140–144 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yue, Y.

Y. Zhou, G. Wang, Y. Yue, C. Li, Y. Lu, and D. Cui, “High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO 3 F 2),” Opt. Express34(6), 746–748 (2009).

Zhang, G.

Zhang, J.

Zhang, J. X.

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Zhou, Y.

Y. Zhou, G. Wang, Y. Yue, C. Li, Y. Lu, and D. Cui, “High-efficiency 355 nm generation in barium aluminum borate diflouride (BaAlBO 3 F 2),” Opt. Express34(6), 746–748 (2009).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

L. R. Wang, Y. Wu, G. L. Wang, J. X. Zhang, Y. C. Wu, and C. T. Chen, “31.6-W, 355-nm generation with La2CaB10O19 crystals,” Appl. Phys. B108(2), 307–311 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Solid State Chem. (1)

M. J. Xia and R. K. Li, “Structure and optical properties of a noncentrosymmetric borate RbSr4(BO3)3,” J. Solid State Chem.197, 366–369 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Materials Research Innovations (1)

H. Liu, X. Chen, L. X. Huang, X. Xu, G. Zhang, and N. Ye, “Growth and optical properties of UV transparent YAB crystals,” Materials Research Innovations15(2), 140–144 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

A. V. Smith, “Computer code SNLO (available from the authors at no charge).” 1997.

Z. Liao and S. Payne, “Thermally induced dephasing in periodically poled KTiOPO4 nonlinear crystals,” in Nonlinear Optics (Academic Press, 2004) pp. 2–6.

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Fig. 1

CBF boule (left) and cut crystals (right), cut in YZ plan (a&b) and XY plan (c).

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Fig. 2

Measured transmission for both XY and YZ-cut crystals.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental set-up.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power at 343nm for both CBF cut plans versus the input IR 1030 nm power.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

UV power stability over one hour and beam profile of the 343nm output.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 nonlinear properties of CBF compared to commercial type-II THG crystals. (* deduced from this study)

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d e f f I I X Y = d 31 s i n 2 φ + d 32 c o s 2 φ
d e f f I I Y Z = d 31 s i n θ

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