56 kW peak power, nanosecond pulses at 274 nm from a frequency quadrupled Yb-doped fiber MOPA

Jing He, Di Lin, Lin Xu, Martynas Beresna, Michalis N. Zervas, Shaif-ul Alam, Gilberto Brambilla
2018 Optics Express  
A 2 W deep-ultraviolet (DUV) source at 274 nm with 5.6 kW peak power is demonstrated by frequency quadrupling a diode-seeded, polarization-maintaining (PM), Ybdoped fiber master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system delivering 1.8 ns pulses at a repetition rate of 200 kHz. The second harmonic generation (SHG) and the fourth harmonic generation (FHG) are achieved by using Lithium Triborate (LBO) crystal and β−BaB 2 O 4 (BBO) crystal in sequence, with an IR-to-green and green-to-UV conversion
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doi:10.1364/oe.26.006554 pmid:29609343 fatcat:qos24xrszvfffmdgwogmoansmq