An abbreviated history of the development of several selected coherent sources (primary and nonlinear) in the 100-400-nm spectral region over the past four decades is presented here. In this comparatively brief span of time, peak output powers in the UV have risen by more than eight orders of magnitude, and photons from the near-UV to the threshold of the soft X-ray region are now generated routinely at kilohertz repetition frequencies. A few of the milestones and individuals who contributed to this period of enormous progress will be discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics|
|State||Published - Nov 2000|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering