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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 1998
  • pp: 6446–6448

All-Solid-State Tunable Ultraviolet Subnanosecond Laser with Direct Pumping by the Fifth Harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser

Nobuhiko Sarukura, Zhenlin Liu, Shinji Izumida, Mark A. Dubinskii, Ravil Yu. Abdulsabirov, and Stella L. Korableva  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 27, pp. 6446-6448 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.006446


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Abstract

We report what we believe is the first all-solid-state tunable ultraviolet laser pumped by the fifth harmonic of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. Our laser based on a Ce3+:LiLuF4 active medium stably generates a single, satellite-free, 0.88-ns pulse under 5-ns, 10-Hz repetition rate pumping conditions. A novel tilted-incident-angle side-pumping scheme resulted in a simple laser-cavity design.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics

Citation
Nobuhiko Sarukura, Zhenlin Liu, Shinji Izumida, Mark A. Dubinskii, Ravil Yu. Abdulsabirov, and Stella L. Korableva, "All-Solid-State Tunable Ultraviolet Subnanosecond Laser with Direct Pumping by the Fifth Harmonic of a Nd:YAG laser," Appl. Opt. 37, 6446-6448 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-27-6446

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