A 10 kHz Ce:LiSAF laser pumped by the sum-frequency-mixed output of a copper vapour laser

A. J S McGonigle, D. W. Coutts, S. Girard, R. Moncorgé

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Abstract

We report what we believe is the first Ce:LiSAF laser pumped by the 271 nm sum-frequency-mixed output of a copper vapour laser. The 10 kHz pulse-repetition-frequency (PRF) free-lasing Ce:LiSAF laser yielded a maximum output power of 70 mW, with a slope efficiency of 21%. With a single prism tunability from 285-295 nm was achieved, which is believed to be the first report of tunable laser operation from a Ce:LiSAF laser, operating at high (multi-kHz) PRFs.

LanguageEnglish
Pages233-236
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume193
Issue number1-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Metal vapour lasers
  • Solid state lasers

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McGonigle, A. J S ; Coutts, D. W. ; Girard, S. ; Moncorgé, R. / A 10 kHz Ce:LiSAF laser pumped by the sum-frequency-mixed output of a copper vapour laser. In: Optics Communications. 2001 ; Vol. 193, No. 1-6. pp. 233-236.
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In: Optics Communications, Vol. 193, No. 1-6, 15.06.2001, p. 233-236.

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