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
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA


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


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