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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 3, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1986
  • pp: 119–124

Optical and lasing properties of V2+-doped halide crystals

W. Knierim, A. Honold, U. Brauch, and U. Dürr  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 3, Issue 1, pp. 119-124 (1986)

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V2+-doped KMgF3, KMnF3, RbMnF3, CsCaF3, CsCdCl3, and NaCl single crystals are analyzed with respect to their electronic properties and their suitability as laser material for vibronic-laser operation. All systems show broadband emission and together cover the spectral range between 1.9 and 0.9 μm. KMgF3, KMnF3, RbMnF3, and CsCaF3 have the potential for tunable pulsed- or cw-laser operation at room temperature, whereas laser emission with NaCl:V2+ may be expected below 200 K. The CsCaF3:V2+ material has been successfully operated between 1.24 and 1.33 μm.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: October 2, 1985
Published: January 1, 1986

W. Knierim, A. Honold, U. Brauch, and U. Dürr, "Optical and lasing properties of V2+-doped halide crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 119-124 (1986)

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