A High Q-factor, Easy-to-use, Broadband Ce:LiCAF Laser Cavity Based on Total Internal Reflection

Authors

  • Arita Ren Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Empizo Melvin John F Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Minami Yuki Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Luong Viet Mui Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Taniguchi Takaya Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Yamanoi Kohei Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Shimizu Toshihiko Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Sarukura Nobuhiko Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
  • Raduban Marilou Cadatal Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan Centre for Theoretical Chemistry and Physics, Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Albany, Auckland 0632, New Zealand
  • Pham Van Duong Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 10 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Xuan Tu Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 10 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
  • Pham Hong Minh Institute of Physics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, 10 Dao Tan, Ba Dinh, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/26/3/8945

Keywords:

laser resonator, total internal reflection, fluorides, VUV

Abstract

We report a design of a cerium-doped lithium calcium hexafluoro aluminumate (Ce:LiCaAlF\(_{6}\), Ce:LiCAF) laser resonator based on total internal reflection (TIR). This TIR configuration is established by placing the Ce:LiCAF crystal between two calcium fluoride (CaF\(_{2}\)) Pellin-Broca prisms. The laser resonator exhibits a 289-nm emission with 3.5-nm spectral linewidth and 4.4-ns pulse duration. Results show that the present configuration can be a high Q-factor, easy-to-use, broadband prism resonator suitable as a laser oscillator not only in the ultraviolet (UV) region but also down to vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) wavelengths where alignment is restricted to vacuum environments.

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Author Biography

Empizo Melvin John F, Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

Institute of Laser Engineering, Osaka University, 2-6 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan

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Published

16-01-2017

How to Cite

Ren, A., Melvin John F, E., Yuki, M., Mui, L. V., Takaya, T., Kohei, Y., Toshihiko, S., Nobuhiko, S., Marilou Cadatal, R., Duong, P. V., Tu, N. X., & Minh, P. H. (2017). A High Q-factor, Easy-to-use, Broadband Ce:LiCAF Laser Cavity Based on Total Internal Reflection. Communications in Physics, 26(3), 247. https://doi.org/10.15625/0868-3166/26/3/8945

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