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Optimized Ce:LiCAF amplifier pumping configurations
Author(s): 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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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10511, Solid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices, 1051126 (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2289520
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Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Massey Univ. Albany (New Zealand)
Minh Hong Pham, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (Viet Nam)
Jacque Lynn Gabayno, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Mapua Univ. (Philippines)
Kohei Yamanoi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Melvin John F. Empizo, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Toshihiko Shimizu, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Nobuhiko Sarukura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hung Dai Nguyen, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (Viet Nam)
Akira Yoshikawa, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Tsuguo Fukuda, Fukuda Crystal Lab. Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10511:
Solid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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