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Material and laser characterizations of intermediate compositions of Ce:LiSrxCa1-xAlF6
Author(s): Vida K. Castillo; Gregory J. Quarles; Robert S. F. Chang
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Paper Abstract

The development of solid state tunable lasers in the ultraviolet region would have a wide range of applications, including atmospheric remote sensing, atmospheric spectroscopy and pollution monitoring. The first work with Ce:LiCAF was published in 1993, with subsequent reports on favorable results with Ce:LiSAF. While the original quality of Ce:LiSAF is superior, it suffers from solarization. In contrast, Ce:LiCAF shows minimal solarization and higher efficiencies, even with the typically high-scatter materials available. This presentation will summarize the crystal growth and material characterization of a series of colquiriite crystals with various Sr/Ca ratios. Based on these results, in addition to laser measurements, an optimum composition of Ce:LiSrxCa1-xAlF6 will be determined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 April 2000
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3929, Solid State Lasers IX, (14 April 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.382757
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Vida K. Castillo, VLOC, Subsidiary of II-VI Inc. (United States)
Gregory J. Quarles, VLOC, Subsidiary of II-VI Inc. (United States)
Robert S. F. Chang, Univ. of South Florida (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3929:
Solid State Lasers IX
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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