Effective saturable absorber for KrF lasers

Bigio, Irving J.; Thomas, Scott J.
October 1986
Applied Physics Letters;10/20/1986, Vol. 49 Issue 16, p989
Academic Journal
We report what we believe is the first demonstration of an effective and scalable saturable absorber for KrF lasers. Our measurements show that a 10-cm path length of ozone (O3) at a partial pressure ∼1 Torr will attenuate a flux of less than 50 mJ/cm2 by a factor ∼50 (∼2% transmission), while allowing transmission of ∼90% for energy densities above 1 J/cm2.


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