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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2002
  • pp: 394–396

Continuous-wave ultraviolet laser action in strongly scattering Nd-doped alumina

B. Li, G. Williams, S. C. Rand, T. Hinklin, and R. M. Laine  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 6, pp. 394-396 (2002)

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We report electrically pumped, cw laser action near 405 nm from Nd3+ -doped δ -alumina nanopowders. To our knowledge, this is the first report of stimulated emission from the high-lying F2 -excited states, achieved through feedback from strong elastic scattering of light over transport path lengths shorter than half a wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3610) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ultraviolet
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

B. Li, G. Williams, S. C. Rand, T. Hinklin, and R. M. Laine, "Continuous-wave ultraviolet laser action in strongly scattering Nd-doped alumina," Opt. Lett. 27, 394-396 (2002)

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