Optimized Ce:LiCAF amplifier pumping configurations

Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Minh Hong Pham, Jacque Lynn Gabayno, Kohei Yamanoi, Melvin John F. Empizo, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Hung Dai Nguyen, Akira Yoshikawa, Tsuguo Fukuda

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Abstract

Two side-pumping schemes suitable for the development of an ultraviolet femtosecond amplifier system using a Ce3+:LiCaAlF6 crystal are reported. Firstly, a Bethune-type prismatic cell configuration that uniformly illuminates the four sides of a micro-pulling down method-grown crystal is used to amplify 290 nm, femtosecond pulses with no significant increase in pulse duration and B-integral. The second pumping scheme uses a two-side-pumped large crystal. These two side-pumping schemes can pave new possibilities for achieving high-energy ultraviolet femtosecond pulses.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolid State Lasers XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Devices
EditorsW. Andrew Clarkson, Ramesh K. Shori
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510615076
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
EventSolid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices 2018 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 2018 Jan 292018 Feb 1

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume10511
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherSolid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period18/1/2918/2/1

Keywords

  • amplifier
  • high-energy
  • micropulling down
  • rare earth-doped fluoride
  • side-pumping configuration
  • solid-state
  • ultrafast
  • ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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