Laser action has been achieved by using lithium (F2+)A centers in KI. The laser is continuously tunable from 2.59 to 3.65 μm; the 1.73-μm line from a pulsed Er:YLF laser is used as pump source.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 30, 1981
Published: December 1, 1981
Irwin Schneider and Charles L. Marquardt, "Broadly tunable laser action beyond 3 μm from (F2+)A centers in lithium-doped KI," Opt. Lett. 6, 627-628 (1981)