Cerium lasers provide directly tunable ultraviolet light

A. J S McGonigle*, David W. Coutts

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    Cerium lasers as directly tunable light source were examined. Cerium-doped LiCAF and LiLuF have sufficient gain bandwidth to support femtosecond pulse generation and amplification. Cerium lasers are useful in areas such as combustion diagnostics and lidar. All-solid-state lasers exploiting cerium-doped fluoride as the gain medium have broad tunability and high outputs in the 280- to 300-nm wavelength range.

    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages6
    Specialist publicationLaser Focus World
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2003


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