Tunable Ultraviolet Laser Materials and Their Applications to Ultrafast Laser Sources

Nobuhiko SARUKURA, Zhenlin LIU, Yusaburo SEGAWA
1995 The Review of Laser Engineering  
Various tunable ultraviolet lasers based on Ce-doped fluorides have been appeared recently. They have the vast possibilities as a new category of ultraviolet light sources, like Ti:sapphire lasers in infrared region. In this paper, we will review progresses in these laser materials. Here, we will also introduce our activities for the ultrafast laser application of these materials including picosecond-pulse amplification using Ce:LuLiF4 (LLF) and Ce:LiCaAlF6 (LiCAF), and direct generation of
more » ... t generation of short-pulse trains from Ce:LLF and Ce:LiCAF lasers using a newlyproposed, passive self-injection-seeding scheme.
doi:10.2184/lsj.23.928 fatcat:a7gdznnrpfeodlzmlq4gxq3iku