New Tunable, Bright, Compact Source of DUV Light
Working as part of the initial phases in the u-Care project, Professor John Travers and Research Associate Dr. Christian Brahms have developed a first-of-its-kind compact tunable high brightness laser that operates using optical soliton dynamics in gas-filled hollow capillary fibers.
This part of the project aims to develop tunable ultrashort pulses of light in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV, 100–200 nm) and middle ultraviolet aka deep ultraviolet (MUV/DUV, 200–300 nm) for use in ultrafast spectroscopy, technology, and healthcare applications. The team exploited a phenomenon known as resonant dispersive wave emission using gas-filled hollow-core capillary fibers to achieve this.
Professor Travers and his team have demonstrated that compact tabletop systems can be realized using industrialized pump lasers such as PHAROS system from Light Conversion. The project aims to develop tunable ultrashort pulses of light in the vacuum ultraviolet and deep ultraviolet for use in ultrafast spectroscopy, technology, and healthcare applications.
u-Care is a multidisciplinary project funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Features of the PHAROS laser system:
- 100 fs – 20 ps tunable pulse duration
- 3 mJ maximum pulse energy
- 20 W maximum output power
- Single-shot – 1 MHz repetition rate
- Pulse picker for pulse-on-demand mode
- Automated harmonic generators (up to 5th harmonic)
- CEP stabilization option
- Repetition rate locking to an external source
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