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Non-Linear Crystal (Tsunami, Spitfire)

Instrument types

Using second harmonic generation in BBO crystals, output of the femtosecond lasers can be converted from IR to UV:

  • 345-435 nm using output of Tsunami (~ 200 mW at 400 nm)
  • 375-425 nm using output of Spitfire (~200 mJ/pulse at 400 nm)

Output of Spitfire can be used for generation of the femtosecond white-light continuum

  • 2 nm crystalline sapphire plate pumped with 100 fs, 2 mJ pulse generates chirped continuum covering the range 430-700 nm
Technical Primary Contact:
Alexander Mikhailovsky