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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 3 — Feb. 5, 2007
  • pp: 992–1002

Visible laser emission of solid state pumped LiLuF4:Pr3+

F. Cornacchia, A. Richter, E. Heumann, G. Huber, D. Parisi, and M. Tonelli  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 3, pp. 992-1002 (2007)

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In the present work we report on the growth, spectroscopy and laser results of LiLuF4:Pr3+ 1.25% in the melt. Room temperature polarized absorption and emission spectra have been recorded and the decay time of the 3P0 manifold has been measured. Finally efficient room temperature laser emission have been obtained at 522.8 nm, 607.25 nm, 640.17 nm and 721.5 nm under 480 nm pumping by means of an optically pumped semiconductor laser.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2007
Published: February 5, 2007

Francesco Cornacchia, Andre Richter, Ernst Heumann, Gunther Huber, Daniela Parisi, and Mauro Tonelli, "Visible laser emission of solid state pumped LiLuF4:Pr3+," Opt. Express 15, 992-1002 (2007)

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