530-mW 7-kHz cerium LiCAF laser pumped by the sum-frequency-mixed output of a copper-vapor laser

A. J S McGonigle*, D. W. Coutts, C. E. Webb

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Abstract

We report, for what we believe to be the first time, a Ce:LiCAF laser pumped by ultraviolet radiation obtained by sum-frequency mixing of the green and the yellow output from a copper-vapor laser. The 7-kHz pulse repetition frequency free-lasing Ce:LiCAF laser yielded a maximum output power of 530 mW, with a slope efficiency of 32%, from a pump power of 1.9 W. With a single prism tunability from 280.5 to 316 nm was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)232-234
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

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