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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1995
  • pp: 6114–6117

Stable room-temperature LiF:F2+* tunable color-center laser for the 830–1060-nm spectral range pumped by second-harmonic radiation from a neodymium laser

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 27, pp. 6114-6117 (1995)

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Simultaneous photostability and thermostability of a room-temperature LiF:F2+* tunable color-center laser, with an operating range over 830–1060 nm, pumped by second-harmonic radiation of a YAG:Nd3+ laser with a 532-nm wavelength has been achieved. The main lasing characteristics of the obtained LiF:F2+* laser have been measured. Twenty-five percent real efficiency in a nonselective resonator cavity and 15% real efficiency in a selective resonator cavity have been obtained. The stable LiF:F2+* laser operates at a 1–100-Hz pulse-repetition rate with a 15-ns pulse duration, a 1–1.5-cm−1 narrow-band oscillation bandwidth, and divergency of better than 6 × 10−4. Doubling the fundamental frequencies of F2+* oscillation made it possible to obtain stable blue-green tunable radiation over the 415–530-nm range.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 17, 1995
Revised Manuscript: April 26, 1995
Published: September 20, 1995

V. V. Ter-Mikirtychev, "Stable room-temperature LiF:F2+* tunable color-center laser for the 830–1060-nm spectral range pumped by second-harmonic radiation from a neodymium laser," Appl. Opt. 34, 6114-6117 (1995)

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