Laser-excited nonlinear properties of BaF2 and its application in a single-shot spatially insensitive autocorrelator

K. Osvay, I. N. Ross, C. J. Hooker, J. M.D. Lister

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A detailed investigation of laser-generated nonlinear processes of undoped barium fluoride is presented including two-photon-excited exciton fluorescence, color-center formation and damage-threshold measurements. A single-shot autocorrelator based on two-photon fluorescence of BaF2 was constructed to measure the phase and amplitude of pulses provided by large apeture excimer lasers. The capabilities of the autocorrelator are demonstrated at 248 nm and 268 nm with pulses in the regime of 100 fs to 10 ps.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-365
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B Lasers and Optics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 1994


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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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