Integral dispersion compensation in a compact femtosecond Cr:LiSAF laser: a novel route towards miniaturisation

B. Agate, Alan Kemp, B. Stormont, J.M. Hopkins, U. Keller, W. Sibbett

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Abstract

Frequency up-conversion of established high-performance ultrafast sources in the nearinfrared represents an attractive method to access the technologically important blue and UV spectral regions. The high peak intensities of ultrafast pulses allow for better utilization of the available nonlinearity, and the short duration of the resulting up-converted pulses gives increased functionality in such areas as time-resolved spectroscopy. Significantly, a simplified, compact and portable femtosecond blue laser source represents an excellent tool in the field of biomedicine.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - Sep 2001
EventQuantum Electronics and Photonics 15 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 Sep 20016 Sep 2001

Conference

ConferenceQuantum Electronics and Photonics 15
Abbreviated titleQEP - 15
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityGlasgow
Period3/09/016/09/01

Keywords

  • Cr
  • LiSAF laser
  • miniaturisation
  • integral dispersion compensation
  • optics
  • photonics

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Agate, B., Kemp, A., Stormont, B., Hopkins, J. M., Keller, U., & Sibbett, W. (2001). Integral dispersion compensation in a compact femtosecond Cr:LiSAF laser: a novel route towards miniaturisation. Paper presented at Quantum Electronics and Photonics 15, Glasgow, United Kingdom.