380-mW 7-kHz cerium LiLuF laser pumped by the frequency doubled yellow output of a copper-vapor-laser

Andrew J S McGonigle*, David W. Coutts, Colin E. Webb

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Abstract

We report a high average power Ce:LiLuF laser pumped by the second harmonic of the yellow output from a copper vapor laser. This cerium laser yielded up to 380 mW at a pulse repetition frequency of 7 kHz at the peak lasing wavelength of 309.5 nm, with a slope efficiency of 50%. In addition, single prism tunability was obtained from 305.5 to 316 nm and from 322 to 331.8 nm. Preliminary investigation into color center behavior has been performed involving crystal cooling, He-Ne pump probe experiments and antisolarant pumping.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1526-1531
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1999

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