Multi kHz PRF cerium lasers pumped by frequency doubled copper vapour lasers

AJS McGonigle*, DW Coutts, CE Webb

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Abstract

In this paper we report high power operation of Ce:LiCAF and Ce:LiLuF lasers pumped by a 7 kHz PRF frequency doubled copper vapour laser (CVL). The free-lasing Ce:LiCAF laser yielded up to 530 mW at a wavelength of 288.5 nm when pumped with 1.9 W, with a slope efficiency of 32%. The maximum output power obtained from the untuned Ce:LiLuF laser was 300 mW at a wavelength of 309.5 rim from 1.05 W of pump power, with a slope efficiency of 38%. By means of a single prism tunability was achieved from 280.5 to 316 rim. in the case of the Ce:LiCAF laser and from 305.5 to 316 rim and 323 to 331 nm for the Ce:LiLuF laser.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced solid-state lasers
EditorsMartin M. Fejer, Hagop Injeyan, Ursula Keller
PublisherOptical Soc of America
Pages123-129
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)1-55752-583-8
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventTopical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers - SEATTLE, Canada
Duration: 28 Jan 200131 Jan 2001

Publication series

NameOSA TRENDS IN OPTICS AND PHOTONICS
PublisherOPTICAL SOC AMERICA
Volume26
ISSN (Print)1094-5695

Conference

ConferenceTopical Meeting on Advanced Solid-State Lasers
CountryCanada
CitySEATTLE
Period28/01/0131/01/01

Keywords

  • ULTRAVIOLET-LASER
  • EFFICIENT
  • CONVERSION
  • GENERATION
  • OUTPUT

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