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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1627–1631

Efficient infrared quantum counter and excited-state absorption cross-section measurements in europium-doped calcium fluoride

Wenyan Tian, Ranjit S. Pandher, and B. Rami Reddy  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 1627-1631 (2001)

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Upconversion signals in the wavelength region 407–550 nm were emitted from CaF2:Eu3+ under 578.7 (or 589.2-) nm dye-laser excitation. The intensities of the upconversion signals were enhanced 25× under double-resonance excitation by a 589.2-nm dye laser and a 703.6-nm Ti:sapphire laser. Excited-state absorption cross sections were estimated for some of the transitions.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4400) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, materials
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

Wenyan Tian, Ranjit S. Pandher, and B. Rami Reddy, "Efficient infrared quantum counter and excited-state absorption cross-section measurements in europium-doped calcium fluoride," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1627-1631 (2001)

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