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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1660–1662

Mode-locked deep ultraviolet Ce:LiCAF laser

Eduardo Granados, David W. Coutts, and David J. Spence  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1660-1662 (2009)

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We report mode-locked operation of a synchronously pumped Ce:LiCAF oscillator. The laser operated in the deep UV with output radiation centered at 291 nm and a pulse duration of 6 ps. The maximum output power measured was 52 mW, with 13% slope efficiency. The Ce:LiCAF crystal has a gain bandwidth capable of supporting few-femtosecond pulses, and so our results demonstrate the potential to form a new class of ultrafast lasers operating directly at deep UV wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2009
Published: May 26, 2009

Eduardo Granados, David W. Coutts, and David J. Spence, "Mode-locked deep ultraviolet Ce:LiCAF laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 1660-1662 (2009)

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