Versatile femtosecond laser sources for time-resolved studies: configurations and characterizations

Wilson Sibbett, DT Reid, Majid Ebrahimzadeh

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Abstract

The generation of tunable ultrashort laser pulses in different regions of the optical spectrum has particular significance for the study of the rapid events that arise in photochemistry and photobiology. High-resolution techniques which use such pulses to probe transient phenomena require hi,ah-repetition-rate sources which can operate over extended wavelength regions in the visible and infrared. Dramatic progress in the development of ultrafast sources has taken place during the 1990s and ave present here a review of those which now represent practical tools for time-resolved studies and describe powerful characterization techniques for the pulses which they produce.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-296
Number of pages14
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Volume356
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1998

Keywords

  • tunable femtosecond lasers
  • frequency downconversion
  • optical parametric oscillators
  • ultrashort-pulse diagnostics
  • CR-LISAF LASER
  • SATURABLE BRAGG REFLECTOR
  • LOCKED TI-AL2O3 LASER
  • SAPPHIRE LASER
  • PULSE GENERATION
  • REPETITION-RATE
  • OPTICAL PULSES
  • MODE-LOCKING
  • PHASE
  • OSCILLATOR

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