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Title: Generation of KrF laser pulses on a picosecond time scale using electro-optic modulation

Abstract

A new technique has been developed for the generation and shaping of KrF laser pulses on a picosecond time scale using a fast electro-optic modulator. Subnanosecond electrical pulses with an amplitude much greater than the half-wave voltage are applied to the Pockels cell, which generates a train of short ultraviolet pulses. The first pulse in this train is then isolated and shortened to 30 psec by the combined effect of propagation through a saturated amplifier and optical breakdown in xenon.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland 20742(US)
OSTI Identifier:
6004647
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Opt. Lett.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 14:15
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; KRYPTON FLUORIDE LASERS; OPERATION; ELECTRO-OPTICAL EFFECTS; MODULATION; PULSES; ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; EXCIMER LASERS; GAS LASERS; LASERS; RADIATIONS; 420300* - Engineering- Lasers- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Curry, J J, Feng, S T, and Goldhar, J. Generation of KrF laser pulses on a picosecond time scale using electro-optic modulation. United States: N. p., 1989. Web. doi:10.1364/OL.14.000782.
Curry, J J, Feng, S T, & Goldhar, J. Generation of KrF laser pulses on a picosecond time scale using electro-optic modulation. United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000782
Curry, J J, Feng, S T, and Goldhar, J. Tue . "Generation of KrF laser pulses on a picosecond time scale using electro-optic modulation". United States. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000782.
@article{osti_6004647,
title = {Generation of KrF laser pulses on a picosecond time scale using electro-optic modulation},
author = {Curry, J J and Feng, S T and Goldhar, J},
abstractNote = {A new technique has been developed for the generation and shaping of KrF laser pulses on a picosecond time scale using a fast electro-optic modulator. Subnanosecond electrical pulses with an amplitude much greater than the half-wave voltage are applied to the Pockels cell, which generates a train of short ultraviolet pulses. The first pulse in this train is then isolated and shortened to 30 psec by the combined effect of propagation through a saturated amplifier and optical breakdown in xenon.},
doi = {10.1364/OL.14.000782},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6004647}, journal = {Opt. Lett.; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 14:15,
place = {United States},
year = {1989},
month = {8}
}