A 10kHz 100mW cerium LiCAF laser pumped by the sum frequency mixed output of a copper vapour laser

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

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Abstract

A kHz PRF cerium lasers have been developed using a 10 ns frequency quadrupled Nd:YVO4 pump laser. The alternative source for the kHz PRF cerium laser is the frequency doubled copper vapor laser (CVL) which operates at PRFs of 4-24kHz and can produce three uv wavelengths - 255nm, 289nm and 271nm - which efficiently access the pump bands of Ce3+ doped fluoride crystals; in particular 271 nm is well matched to the peak absorption of Ce:LiCAF and Ce:LiSAF, and 289nm is well matched to absorption peak of Ce:LiLuF. In all cases, the pump wavelengths are longer than those used to date for cerium doped solid state lasers, thus potentially minimizing the formation of color centers that may otherwise limit performance at high PRFs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1998
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages221-221
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)078034233X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98 - Glasgow, Scotland
Duration: 14 Sep 199818 Sep 1998

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1998 International Symposium on Information Theory, CLEO/EUROPE'98
CityGlasgow, Scotland
Period14/09/9818/09/98

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