Laser cooling in thulium- and ytterbium-doped BaY2F8 crystals is observed. We investigate the potential of this crystalline host for all-solid-state cryocooler applications as compared to those based on rare-earth doped ZBLANP systems.
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W. M. Patterson, A. Mocofanescu, M. Sheik-Bahae, R. I. Epstein, J. Thiede, S. Bigotta, D. Parisi, A. Toncelli, and M. Tonelli, "Laser Cooling in Rare Earth Doped BaY2F8 Crystals," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWA78.
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