Mode-locked deep ultraviolet Ce:LiCAF laser

Eduardo Granados*, David W. Coutts, David J. Spence

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1660-1662
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009

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