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Multiwavelength Z-scan n2 measurements on crystal hosts for ultraviolet laser systems
Author(s): Guido Toci; Matteo Vannini; Renzo Salimbeni; Mark A. Dubinskii; Emilia Giorgetti
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Paper Abstract

The nonlinear Kerr refractive index n2 was determined in several crystal hosts, suitable for Ce3+ doping to obtain tunable laser emission in the UV (LiBaF3, LiLuF4, LiCAF, SrA1F5) and in the KMgF3, suitable for Yb2+ doping, a potential laser material in blue region. These parameters were measured by means of Z-scan measurements at 1064 nm and 532 nm, using picosecond laser pulses. The materials under test didn't exhibit two photon absorption effects, within the experimental sensitivity limits. The characterization of these new optical materials is important in view of the development of high peak power laser oscillators and amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2001
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (25 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.414094
Show Author Affiliations
Guido Toci, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica (Italy)
Matteo Vannini, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica (Italy)
Renzo Salimbeni, Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica (Italy)
Mark A. Dubinskii, Magnon, Inc. (United States)
Emilia Giorgetti, Istituto di Ricerca sulle Onde Elletromagnetiche (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4184:
XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Antonio Lapucci; Marco Ciofini, Editor(s)

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