Low-threshold miniature Ce:LiCAF lasers

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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.

LanguageEnglish
Pages238-240
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Volume262
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2006

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In: Optics Communications, Vol. 262, No. 2, 15.06.2006, p. 238-240.

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