Abstract

Ce3+:LuLiF4 is shown to have a broad gain spectrum, which is attractive for short-pulse applications. A large small-signal gain over 6 dB/cm and a sufficiently large saturation fluence of 50 mJ/cm2 were observed for 10-ns probe pulses under KrF excimer laser pumping. In a confocal four-pass configuration, 17-dB amplification was demonstrated for 325-nm picosecond pulses, and 20-dB gain was demonstrated for cw laser light.

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1994 (1)

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 4, 480 (1994).

1992 (1)

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2134 (1992); N. Sarukura, Y. Segawa, K. Yamagishi, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 299.
[CrossRef]

1989 (1)

K.-S. Lim, D. S. Hamilton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1401 (1989).
[CrossRef]

1980 (2)

M. A. Dubinskii, L. D. Livanova, A. L. Stolov, Sov. Phys. Solid State 22, 711 (1980).

D. J. Ehrlich, P. F. Moulton, R. M. Osgood, Opt. Lett. 5, 339 (1980).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1979 (1)

1963 (1)

L. M. Frantz, J. S. Nodvick, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2346 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Abdulsabirov, R. Y.

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 4, 480 (1994).

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 195; M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 3, 216 (1993); J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).

M. A. Dubinskii, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, A. K. Naumov, V. V. Semashko, in Digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper FrL2.

Dubinskii, M. A.

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 4, 480 (1994).

M. A. Dubinskii, L. D. Livanova, A. L. Stolov, Sov. Phys. Solid State 22, 711 (1980).

M. A. Dubinskii, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, A. K. Naumov, V. V. Semashko, in Digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper FrL2.

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 195; M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 3, 216 (1993); J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).

Ehrlich, D. J.

Esterowitz, L.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, G. J. Quarles, in LEOS ’94 Conference Technical Proceedings (IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1994), paper PDI.4; J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, V. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994); C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, J. A. Speth, W. F. Krupke, G. J. Quarles, V. Castillo, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper AMG2.
[CrossRef]

Frantz, L. M.

L. M. Frantz, J. S. Nodvick, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2346 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Hamilton, D. S.

K.-S. Lim, D. S. Hamilton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1401 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Ishida, Y.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2134 (1992); N. Sarukura, Y. Segawa, K. Yamagishi, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 299.
[CrossRef]

Korableva, S. L.

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 4, 480 (1994).

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 195; M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 3, 216 (1993); J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).

M. A. Dubinskii, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, A. K. Naumov, V. V. Semashko, in Digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper FrL2.

Lim, K.-S.

K.-S. Lim, D. S. Hamilton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1401 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Livanova, L. D.

M. A. Dubinskii, L. D. Livanova, A. L. Stolov, Sov. Phys. Solid State 22, 711 (1980).

Moulton, P. F.

Naumov, A. K.

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 4, 480 (1994).

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 195; M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 3, 216 (1993); J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).

M. A. Dubinskii, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, A. K. Naumov, V. V. Semashko, in Digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper FrL2.

Nodvick, J. S.

L. M. Frantz, J. S. Nodvick, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2346 (1963).
[CrossRef]

Osgood, R. M.

Pinto, J. F.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, G. J. Quarles, in LEOS ’94 Conference Technical Proceedings (IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1994), paper PDI.4; J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, V. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994); C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, J. A. Speth, W. F. Krupke, G. J. Quarles, V. Castillo, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper AMG2.
[CrossRef]

Quarles, G. J.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, G. J. Quarles, in LEOS ’94 Conference Technical Proceedings (IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1994), paper PDI.4; J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, V. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994); C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, J. A. Speth, W. F. Krupke, G. J. Quarles, V. Castillo, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper AMG2.
[CrossRef]

Rosenblatt, G. H.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, G. J. Quarles, in LEOS ’94 Conference Technical Proceedings (IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1994), paper PDI.4; J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, V. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994); C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, J. A. Speth, W. F. Krupke, G. J. Quarles, V. Castillo, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper AMG2.
[CrossRef]

Sarukura, N.

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2134 (1992); N. Sarukura, Y. Segawa, K. Yamagishi, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 299.
[CrossRef]

Semashko, V. V.

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 4, 480 (1994).

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 195; M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 3, 216 (1993); J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).

M. A. Dubinskii, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, A. K. Naumov, V. V. Semashko, in Digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper FrL2.

Stolov, A. L.

M. A. Dubinskii, L. D. Livanova, A. L. Stolov, Sov. Phys. Solid State 22, 711 (1980).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

N. Sarukura, Y. Ishida, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2134 (1992); N. Sarukura, Y. Segawa, K. Yamagishi, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 20 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 299.
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

L. M. Frantz, J. S. Nodvick, J. Appl. Phys. 34, 2346 (1963).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

K.-S. Lim, D. S. Hamilton, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1401 (1989).
[CrossRef]

Laser Phys. (1)

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 4, 480 (1994).

Opt. Lett. (2)

Sov. Phys. Solid State (1)

M. A. Dubinskii, L. D. Livanova, A. L. Stolov, Sov. Phys. Solid State 22, 711 (1980).

Other (3)

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, A. A. Pinto, T. Y. Fan, eds., Vol. 15 of OSA Proceedings Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1993), p. 195; M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semashko, A. K. Naumov, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, Laser Phys. 3, 216 (1993); J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, G. J. Quarles, in LEOS ’94 Conference Technical Proceedings (IEEE Laser and Electro-Optics Society, New York, 1994), paper PDI.4; J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, V. Castillo, G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994); C. D. Marshall, S. A. Payne, J. A. Speth, W. F. Krupke, G. J. Quarles, V. Castillo, in Digest of Conference on Advanced Solid State Lasers (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper AMG2.
[CrossRef]

M. A. Dubinskii, R. Y. Abdulsabirov, S. L. Korableva, A. K. Naumov, V. V. Semashko, in Digest of International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper FrL2.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Spectra of the Ce3+:LuLiF4 single crystal: π-polarized absorption [curve (a)], normalized fluorescence (π polarization) [curve ( b)], and σ polarization [curve (c)].

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Gain spectrum of Ce3+:LuLiF4 for randomly polarized KrF laser pumping with the second harmonic of a picosecond mode-locked DCM dye laser used as a σ-polarized probe ( pumping fluence ~0.1 J/cm2).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Ce3+:LuLiF4 gain dependence on input fluence of 10-ns, 325-nm probe pulses. The dotted curve indicates the gain saturation curve assuming the Frantz–Nodvik relation, which was fitted by the least-squares method. The saturation fluence and the small-signal gain were fitted to be 50 mJ/cm2 and 5.1 (pumping fluence ~0.5 J/cm2).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Side-pumped confocal four-pass Ce3+:LuLiF4 amplifier. The pumping area was 3 mm wide and 10 mm long. A confocal lens pair and prisms with antireflection coatings were used to reduce the loss.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

All-solid-state ultraviolet picosecond laser system. This system consisted of a Ce3+:LuLiF4 amplifier, a Ti:sapphire amplifier and oscillator, and a frequency mixer. ML, mode-locked; Q-SW, Q-switched.

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