Abstract

High-power sub-100-fs UV pulses were generated from a KrF excimer laser by spectral control and chirped-pulse amplification. The spectral width was broadened to 1.6  nm, resulting in 72-fs, nearly transform-limited pulses. The average output powers at 1  kHz were 0.6 and 1.2  W for pulse widths of 72 and 110  fs, respectively.

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J. R. Houliston, I. N. Ross, M. H. Key, S. Szatmàri, and P. Saimon, Opt. Commun. 104, 350 (1994).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Calculated spectrum of amplified pulses in KrF (solid curve). The dotted curve is an example of the seed pulse. The pulse shape calculated from the amplified spectrum is shown in the upper inset [τp, pulse width (FWHM)]. A profile of the small-signal gain of KrF (Ref.  12) is shown in the lower inset.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Block diagram of the experimental setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra of the third harmonics of Ti:sapphire (dotted curve) and of KrF with spectral control. The pulse shape calculated from the solid curve is shown in the inset.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Single-shot autocorrelation traces of KrF (a) with and (b) without spectral control (circles). Each solid curve is a third-order autocorrelation trace calculated from the transform-limited pulses of the obtained spectra.

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