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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1989
  • pp: 692–694

UV saturable absorber for short-pulse KrF laser systems

H. Nishioka, H. Kuranishi, K. Ueda, and H. Takuma  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 13, pp. 692-694 (1989)

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A derivative of the linear tricyclic compound, acridine, is shown to be useful as a saturable absorber for short-pulse KrF lasers. The saturation characteristics and absorption recovery of a methanol solution of acridine for a 20-psec KrF laser pulse are reported. We obtain a saturation fluence of 1.2 mJ/cm2 and a ratio of the primary to the excited absorption cross section of 6.25:1.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 16, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 1989
Published: July 1, 1989

H. Nishioka, H. Kuranishi, K. Ueda, and H. Takuma, "UV saturable absorber for short-pulse KrF laser systems," Opt. Lett. 14, 692-694 (1989)

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