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Recent advances in the development of scheelite-like MT1-xLnx(WO4)2 lasers
Author(s): Carlos Zaldo; Concepción Cascales; María Dolores Serrano; Xiumei Han
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Paper Abstract

Tetragonal NaT(WO4)2, T= trivalent Y, La, Gd and Lu, single crystals doped with Yb3+ or Tm3+ have shown efficient room temperature laser operation at λ≈1.05 μm and λ≈1.95 μm, respectively. The broad bandwidth of the optical transitions of these lanthanides is of particular interest for diode-laser-pumped tunable and mode-locked femtosecond lasers. The present knowledge about these crystals and their applications as solid state lasers is overviewed. Results of new material preparation directions to produce epilayers and nano-, micro-particles of these compounds are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7686, Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI, 768602 (22 April 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.852714
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Carlos Zaldo, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (Spain)
Concepción Cascales, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (Spain)
María Dolores Serrano, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (Spain)
Xiumei Han, Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (Spain)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7686:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security VI
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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