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27 February 2015 Whispering gallery resonator from lithium tetraborate for nonlinear optics
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For second-order nonlinear-optical processes in the ultraviolet, appropriate materials with a sufficiently large band-gap typically exhibit smaller nonlinear coefficients than materials with comparably smaller band-gap. Whispering gallery resonators, with their outstanding quality factors, provide field enhancement and can compensate for these small coefficients. We report on the successful fabrication of a whispering gallery resonator made of lithium tetraborate, a suitable material for ultraviolet applications with a small nonlinear coefficient of d31 = 0:073 pm/V. Quality factors of the order of 108 are observed from the ultraviolet to the near-infrared spectrum. The inferred absorption coefficients of lithium tetraborate are below 0.2 m-1 in the visible and near-infrared. Continuous-wave second harmonic generation from 490 nm light to 245 nm is observed with conversion efficiencies up to 2.2 %.
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Josef Urban Fürst, Karsten Buse, Ingo Breunig, Petra Becker, Josef Liebertz, and Ladislav Bohaty "Whispering gallery resonator from lithium tetraborate for nonlinear optics", Proc. SPIE 9347, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications XIV, 93470A (27 February 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2079829
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