Nd:LuLF, that is, Nd:LuLiF4, was grown with a Czochralski technique and characterized spectroscopically to include absorption and emission data and lifetime. Evaluation of this laser material for operation on the 4F3/2→4I11/2 and the 4F3/2→4I13/2 transitions was performed. Normal-mode laser performance was achieved on both the π and the σ polarizations for both transitions by use of a simple polarization-selective resonator. Both normal-mode and Q-switched performance was characterized on the 4F3/2→4I11/2 transition.
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Norman P. Barnes, Brian M. Walsh, Keith E. Murray, Gregory J. Quarles, and Vida K. Castillo, "Nd:LuLF operating on the 4F3/2 → 4I11/2 and 4F3/2 → 4I13/2 transitions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 2788-2793 (1998)