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Physics and technology of tunable laser crystals
Author(s): Peizhen Deng
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Solid state tunable laser crystal can play a much more important role than liquid dye in ultrafast laser, and probably in high power lasers. In this paper, the recent progress in our laboratory on the tunable laser crystals containing paramagnetic ions such as Ti3+ of 3d1 configuration and Cr4$PLY of 3d2 configuration, are reported here. In the case of the former, two new techniques have been invented to produce high quality Ti-doped sapphire crystal, they named by induction field up-shift method (IFUM) and temperature gradient technique (TGT), which differ from the traditional Czochralski Method and heat exchange method. The high merits of IFUM and TGT Ti:Al2O3 crystals have been demonstrated, and especially the laser operations have been performed very well by using them. In the latter case, the special attention of our laboratory has been paid on the recent experimental results of quadravalent chromium ion doped near-IR tunable laser crystals, which include YAG, forsterite, and also some new laser hosts such as SGGG, and LGO, etc. Their spectroscopy and laser characteristic have also been discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3110, 10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281328
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Peizhen Deng, Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3110:
10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Stanley R. Rotman, Editor(s)

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