Cerium-doped fluoride lasers

David W. Coutts, Andrew J S McGonigle

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Abstract

In the 30 years since tunable ultraviolet (UV) lasers based on 5d → 4f transition of trivalent lanthanides doped into solid-state hosts were first demonstrated, tremendous progress has been made in these unique laser systems. Today, cerium-doped fluoride lasers offer wide tunability (280-333 nm), high efficiency (up to 62%) and narrow-band output. These lasers can also be used for femtosecond pulse amplification in the UV. Cerium lasers represent a logical route to generation of tunable UV in all-solid-state systems. In this paper, we review the current state-of-the-art cerium laser crystal development and cerium laser systems.

LanguageEnglish
Pages1430-1440
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004

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Cerium
cerium
fluorides
Lasers
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solid state
Ultraviolet lasers
tunable lasers
Ultrashort pulses
Rare earth elements
ultraviolet lasers
Amplification
narrowband
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Crystals
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pulses
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Coutts, David W. ; McGonigle, Andrew J S. / Cerium-doped fluoride lasers. In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 2004 ; Vol. 40, No. 10. pp. 1430-1440.
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