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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 2226–2231

Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 2226-2231 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.002226


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Abstract

Ultraviolet (UV) miniature cerium fluoride lasers have been demonstrated using a low cost, frequency-quadrupled microchip Nd:YAG pump laser. The use of miniature laser cavities was shown to significantly improve the laser performance in the low pump power region. We have achieved slope efficiencies up to 70% and pump thresholds as low as 100 nJ. Continuous tuning from 306 nm to 338 nm was achieved using a Brewster angle prism.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3600) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, tunable
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2007
Published: February 1, 2008

Citation
H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Coutts, H. Sato, and T. Fukuda, "Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers," Opt. Express 16, 2226-2231 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-2226


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