Applied Physics B

, Volume 77, Issue 6, pp 547–550

Tunable single-frequency ultraviolet generation from a continuous-wave Ti : sapphire laser with an intracavity PPLN frequency doubler

Authors

    • University of Otago
  • I.T. McKinnie
    • University of Otago
  • S.D. Butterworth
    • University of Otago
  • G.W. Baxter
    • University of Otago
  • D.M. Warrington
    • University of Otago
  • P.G.R. Smith
    • Optoelectronics Research CentreUniversity of Southampton
  • G.W. Ross
    • Optoelectronics Research CentreUniversity of Southampton
  • D.C. Hanna
    • Optoelectronics Research CentreUniversity of Southampton
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1309-1

Cite this article as:
White, R., McKinnie, I., Butterworth, S. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2003) 77: 547. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1309-1

Abstract

We report a single-longitudinal-mode continuous-wave Ti : sapphire ring laser that is intracavity frequency doubled in periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN). Using a multi-grating PPLN crystal, the second harmonic is tunable from 386 to 403 nm – close to the PPLN ultraviolet absorption edge – with a maximum generated power of 114 mW. The wavelength dependence of the critical operating temperature required to eliminate photorefractive effects in the PPLN crystal is determined.

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