Vol. 26 No. 3 (2016)
Papers

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

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
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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

Published 16-01-2017

Keywords

  • laser resonator,
  • total internal reflection,
  • fluorides,
  • VUV

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

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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