Low-threshold miniature Ce:LiCAF lasers

D. J. Spence*, H. Liu, D. W. Coutts

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We present a miniature Ce:LiCAF laser with extremely low threshold used as a tunable wavelength converter for an inexpensive Nd:YVO4 microchip laser. Untuned, the laser operates with a threshold of 200 nJ and an absolute efficiency of 31%. Using an intra-cavity prism, continuous tuning from 283 to 314 nm is observed. These sources are well suited for applications in biological and chemical detection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2006


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