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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2001
  • pp: 301–303

Chirped-pulse amplification of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses by use of Ce3+:LiCaAlF6 as a broadband, solid-state gain medium

Zhenlin Liu, Toshimasa Kozeki, Yuji Suzuki, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Kiyoshi Shimamura, Tsuguo Fukuda, Masahiro Hirano, and Hideo Hosono  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 301-303 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000301


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Abstract

Chirped-pulse amplification in the ultraviolet region is demonstrated by use of a broadband Ce3+: LiCaAlF6 laser medium. A modified bow-tie-style four-pass amplifier pumped by 100-mJ, 266-nm pulses from a Q -switched Nd:YAG laser has a gain factor of 370 and delivers 6-mJ, 290-nm pulses. After dispersion compensation, the output pulses can be compressed to 115 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet

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Zhenlin Liu, Toshimasa Kozeki, Yuji Suzuki, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Kiyoshi Shimamura, Tsuguo Fukuda, Masahiro Hirano, and Hideo Hosono, "Chirped-pulse amplification of ultraviolet femtosecond pulses by use of Ce3+:LiCaAlF6 as a broadband, solid-state gain medium," Opt. Lett. 26, 301-303 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-5-301


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