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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 349–354

Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of Pr,Mg:CaAl12O19

Fabian Reichert, Daniel-Timo Marzahl, and Günter Huber  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 349-354 (2014)

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We report on the crystal growth, spectroscopic investigations, and the demonstration of visible laser operation of Pr,Mg:CaAl12O19. Crystals with dopant concentrations of 1 and 6 at. % were grown by the Czochralski method. Polarization-dependent ground-state absorption and emission spectra as well as the excited state absorption characteristics were recorded in the visible spectral region. Furthermore, the decay dynamics of the P03 manifold and the radiative lifetime were determined. By employing a 6 at. % doped Pr,Mg:CaAl12O19 crystal as gain medium and a frequency doubled optically pumped semiconductor laser as pump source, cw laser operation was realized at 644.3 and at 725.2 nm. Maximum output powers and slope efficiencies exceeded 320 mW and 25%, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(300.6550) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, visible

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: December 12, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2013
Published: January 24, 2014

Fabian Reichert, Daniel-Timo Marzahl, and Günter Huber, "Spectroscopic characterization and laser performance of Pr,Mg:CaAl12O19," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 349-354 (2014)

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