Efficient and broadly tunable operation of Ce:LiLuF lasers can only be obtained by careful control of the pump and laser polarisations. Any sigma polarised radiation leads to formation of colour centres which can prevent lasing.
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H. Liu, D. Coutts, H. Sato, K. Shimamura, and T. Fukuda, "Optimal Pumping of Ce:LiLuF Lasers for Broad Tunability and High Efficeincy," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper WB15.
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