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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2560–2563

Production of stabilized color centers in Y Li F 4 crystals by high-intensity ultrashort laser pulses

Lilia C. Courrol, Ricardo E. Samad, Izilda M. Ranieri, Laércio Gomes, Sônia L. Baldochi, Anderson Z. de Freitas, and Nilson D. Vieira, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 12, pp. 2560-2563 (2005)

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In this work we show that is possible to produce stable color centers in Y Li F 4 crystals, with dimensional control, by focusing high-intensity ultrashort laser pulses in the bulk. In particular, with the spectroscopic characterization of ultrashort laser-irradiated YLF samples, it was possible to discuss the basic formation mechanisms of these centers.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(160.3220) Materials : Ionic crystals
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7130) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in condensed matter, including semiconductors

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Lasers and Laser Optics

Lilia C. Courrol, Ricardo E. Samad, Izilda M. Ranieri, Laércio Gomes, Sônia L. Baldochi, Anderson Z. de Freitas, and Nilson D. Vieira, Jr., "Production of stabilized color centers in YLiF4 crystals by high-intensity ultrashort laser pulses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2560-2563 (2005)

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