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Highly efficient ultra-low threshold miniature cerium fluoride lasers generating sub-nanosecond pulses at 287nm and 311nm
Author(s): Hua Liu; David J. Spence; David W. Coutts
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Paper Abstract

Ultraviolet (UV) miniature cerium fluoride lasers have been demonstrated using a low cost, frequency-quadrupled microchip Nd:YVO4 pump laser. The concept of miniature configuration of the cavities was shown to improve the laser performance in the low pump power region. Using a 10 μJ, 266nm pump pulse, we have obtained output energies of 3.5μJ at 287nm and 0.65 μJ at 311nm. The slope efficiencies were 45% and 35%, and the pump thresholds 2 μJ and 0.8 μJ respectively. Tunable operation of these lasers provides a simple compact wavelength converter from 266 nm to 282-333 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 610007 (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.647660
Show Author Affiliations
Hua Liu, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
David J. Spence, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
David W. Coutts, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6100:
Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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