Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers

H. Liu*, D. J. Spence, D. W. Courts, H. Sato, T. Fukuda

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    Abstract

    Ultraviolet (UV) miniature cerium fluoride lasers have been demonstrated using a low cost, frequency-quadrupled microchip Nd:YAG pump laser. The use of miniature laser cavities was shown to significantly improve the laser performance in the low pump power region. We have achieved slope efficiencies up to 70% and pump thresholds as low as 100 nJ. Continuous tuning from 306 nm to 338 nm was achieved using a Brewster angle prism.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2226-2231
    Number of pages6
    JournalOptics Express
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2008

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    This paper was published in Optics express and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-2226. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.

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