Generation of broad bandwidth UV pulses via sum frequency mixing
Reiten, Matthew Thomas
Halas, Naomi J.
Master of Science
Focusing effects on phase front curvature are important in determining the band-width generated in the near vacuum ultraviolet by sum frequency mixing of ultrashort pulses. Noncollinear sum frequency mixing is utilized to produce 6.0 eV fourth harmonic radiation of a passively mode-locked titanium doped sapphire laser operating at a high repetition rate. The spectrum of the generated fourth harmonic radiation is broader than would be predicted if focusing is not taken into account. A method of calculating the bandwidth for sum frequency mixing of short pulses is developed and is experimentally supported.
Optics; Electronics; Electrical engineering