Time-resolved pump-probe measurements of UV material cerium-doped BYF

Hua Liu*, David J. Spence, David W. Coutts, Mauro Tonelli, Alessandra Toncelli

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    We present the results of an investigation of the spectroscopic properties of Ce3+:BaY2F8(BYF), which is a potential laser material with an emission wavelength range from 320 nm to 360 nm. We have employed a time-resolved pump-probe technique to investigate the polarization-dependent absorption and emission properties, and the dynamic color centre formation process. We observe strong absorption from colour centres with millisecond and second lifetimes that will certainly prevent laser action with the crystals used here. Evidence suggests that there may be potential gain in this crystal if long-lived colour centres can be reduced.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSolid State Lasers XVI
    Subtitle of host publicationTechnology and Devices
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)081946564X, 9780819465641
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventSolid State Lasers XVI: Technology and Devices - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: 22 Jan 200725 Jan 2007

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE
    ISSN (Electronic)0277-786X


    OtherSolid State Lasers XVI: Technology and Devices
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose, CA


    • Solid-state laser
    • Ultra-short pulse
    • Ultraviolet


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