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Laser crystals: a materials chemist point of view
Author(s): Daniel Vivien
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Paper Abstract

Among the various characteristics of solid-state lasers their emission wavelength, operating regime and output power are of major importance. This paper shows how chemical concepts can help to design or choose the best laser material for a given set of characteristics through the "structure properties relationships." Specific examples are given for the three above-mentioned properties: Neodymium activated lasers operating in the 4F3/24I9/2 channel and Cr4+ activated materials, for the wavelength adjustment; Ytterbium doped crystals for femtoseconds pulses generation, as an example of the material adaptation to a laser operating regime; Prediction of the thermal conductivity of a material: an important parameter for the production of high power laser beams.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.582793
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Daniel Vivien, Lab. de Chimie Appliquee de l'Etat Solide, CNRS (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5581:
ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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