Ultraviolet laser action has been obtained from a 5d–4f transition in Ce3+-doped LaF3. The 286-nm wavelength obtained is the shortest of any solid-state laser. The approximate potential tuning range is from 275 to 315 nm.
© 1980 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 29, 1980
Published: August 1, 1980
D. J. Ehrlich, P. F. Moulton, and R. M. Osgood, "Optically pumped Ce:LaF3 laser at 286 nm," Opt. Lett. 5, 339-341 (1980)