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Generation And Amplification Of Ultrashort Laser Pulses And Applications To Electron Trapping In Amorphous Media
Author(s): C. Kalpouzos; G. A. Kenney-Wallace; P. M. Kroger; E. Quitevis
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Paper Abstract

The dynamics of electron localization in amorphous media are of considerable interest to fundamental studies of electron transport as well as to applications in picosecond optoelectronics. Since efficient photoionization at 10-12 s usually requires at least Mwatt power densities, we describe two complementary routes to obtaining ultrafast, high power laser pulses. We first report some novel applications of the optical Kerr effect in CS2 for picosecond pulse generation in ruby and pulse gating on the femtosecond time scale, and then describe an amplified, subpicosecond, synchronously mode-locked tunable dye laser system. Recent results on photoionization and electron trapping in liquids and clusters are then discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 April 1982
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0322, Picosecond Lasers and Applications, (23 April 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.933235
Show Author Affiliations
C. Kalpouzos, University of Toronto (Canada)
G. A. Kenney-Wallace, University of Toronto (Canada)
P. M. Kroger, University of Toronto (Canada)
E. Quitevis, University of Toronto (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0322:
Picosecond Lasers and Applications
Lawrence S. Goldberg, Editor(s)

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