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Generation of deep-UV sources (160-250 nm) by frequency mixing in lithium-triborate crystal
Author(s): Jui Teng Lin; Kiyoshi Kato
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Paper Abstract

The newly discovered nonlinear crystal of lithium triborate, LiB3O5 (LBO), has several advantages over another borate family, 8-BaB2O4.13 These include nonhydroscopic, wide transparency (0.16-2.6 sm), high damage threshold and may be temperature-tuned for noncritical phase-matching (NPCM). NCPM using LBO (temperature-tuned) for the second harmonic generation (SHG) and sum frequency mixing (SFM) of N&YAG laser and YAG-laser-pumped Raman cell in H2 gas was reported.4 In this paper we present the phase-matching curves of LBO for the generation of UV-sources (160-250 nm), where 160 nm is the absorption edge of LBO crystal (see Fig. 1). In Section 2, we analyze the phasematching conditions for second harmonic generation (SHG), third harmonic generation (THG) and sum-frequency- mixing (SFM) and provide the general guidance for achieving phase-matchable shortest wavelengths. Section 3 shows the numerical results based on the Seilmeir equations of LBO, where UV and IR sources are mixed for deep-UV sources. Schematics of proposed experimental setups are also shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1220, Nonlinear Optics, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18306
Show Author Affiliations
Jui Teng Lin, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Kiyoshi Kato, Japan Defense Agency (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1220:
Nonlinear Optics
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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