Abstract

We report, for what we believe to be the first time, a Ce:LiCAF laser pumped by ultraviolet radiation obtained by sum-frequency mixing of the green and the yellow output from a copper-vapor laser. The 7-kHz pulse repetition frequency free-lasing Ce:LiCAF laser yielded a maximum output power of 530  mW, with a slope efficiency of 32%, from a pump power of 1.9  W. With a single prism tunability from 280.5 to 316  nm was achieved.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, and S. L. Korableva, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Abdulsabirov, R. Yu.

N. Sarukura, Z. Liu, H. Ohtake, Y. Segawa, M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, S. L. Korableva, and R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, Opt. Lett. 22, 994 (1997).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Cashmore, J. S.

D. W. Coutts, J. S. Cashmore, and C. E. Webb, in Digest of the International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper ThE3.

Castillo, V.

Chai, B. H. T.

C. D. Marshall, J. A. Speth, S. A. Payne, W. P. Krupke, G. J. Quarles, V. Castillo, and B. H. T. Chai, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 11, 2054 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Coutts, D. W.

D. W. Coutts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 2208 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. W. Coutts and D. J. W. Brown, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 768 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. W. Coutts, J. S. Cashmore, and C. E. Webb, in Digest of the International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper ThE3.

Douard, M.

P. Rambaldi, M. Douard, and J. P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 61, 117 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dubinskii, M. A.

M. A. Dubinskii, J. Mod. Opt. 45, 221 (1998).
[CrossRef]

N. Sarukura, Z. Liu, H. Ohtake, Y. Segawa, M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, S. L. Korableva, and R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, Opt. Lett. 22, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, and S. L. Korableva, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Dubinskii, K. L. Schleper, V. V. Semanshko, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, B. M. Galjautdinov, S. L. Korableva, and A. K. Naumov, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 30.

Esterowitz, L.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, and G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Galjautdinov, B. M.

M. A. Dubinskii, K. L. Schleper, V. V. Semanshko, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, B. M. Galjautdinov, S. L. Korableva, and A. K. Naumov, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 30.

Govorkov, S. V.

S. V. Govorkov, A. O. Weissner, Th. Schroder, U. Stamm, W. Zschocke, and D. Bastings, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M Fejer, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 2.

Hammons, D. A.

D. A. Hammons, M. C. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and M. Bass, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 35.

Korableva, S. L.

N. Sarukura, Z. Liu, H. Ohtake, Y. Segawa, M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, S. L. Korableva, and R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, Opt. Lett. 22, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, and S. L. Korableva, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Dubinskii, K. L. Schleper, V. V. Semanshko, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, B. M. Galjautdinov, S. L. Korableva, and A. K. Naumov, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 30.

Krupke, W. P.

Liu, Z.

Marshall, C. D.

Naumov, A. K.

N. Sarukura, Z. Liu, H. Ohtake, Y. Segawa, M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, S. L. Korableva, and R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, Opt. Lett. 22, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, and S. L. Korableva, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Dubinskii, K. L. Schleper, V. V. Semanshko, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, B. M. Galjautdinov, S. L. Korableva, and A. K. Naumov, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 30.

Ohtake, H.

Payne, S. A.

Petersen, A. B.

A. B. Petersen, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CTuJ1.

A. B. Petersen, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper PD-2.

Pinto, J. F.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, and G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Quarles, G. J.

Rambaldi, P.

P. Rambaldi, M. Douard, and J. P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 61, 117 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, M. C.

D. A. Hammons, M. C. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and M. Bass, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 35.

Rosenblatt, G. H.

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, and G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Sarukura, N.

Schleper, K. L.

M. A. Dubinskii, K. L. Schleper, V. V. Semanshko, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, B. M. Galjautdinov, S. L. Korableva, and A. K. Naumov, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 30.

Schroder, Th.

S. V. Govorkov, A. O. Weissner, Th. Schroder, U. Stamm, W. Zschocke, and D. Bastings, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M Fejer, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 2.

Segawa, Y.

Semanshko, V. V.

N. Sarukura, Z. Liu, H. Ohtake, Y. Segawa, M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, S. L. Korableva, and R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, Opt. Lett. 22, 994 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, and S. L. Korableva, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Dubinskii, K. L. Schleper, V. V. Semanshko, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, B. M. Galjautdinov, S. L. Korableva, and A. K. Naumov, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 30.

Speth, J. A.

Stamm, U.

S. V. Govorkov, A. O. Weissner, Th. Schroder, U. Stamm, W. Zschocke, and D. Bastings, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M Fejer, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 2.

Trickett, R. I.

Webb, C. E.

D. W. Coutts, J. S. Cashmore, and C. E. Webb, in Digest of the International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper ThE3.

Weissner, A. O.

S. V. Govorkov, A. O. Weissner, Th. Schroder, U. Stamm, W. Zschocke, and D. Bastings, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M Fejer, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 2.

Withford, M. I.

Wolf, J. P.

P. Rambaldi, M. Douard, and J. P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 61, 117 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Zschocke, W.

S. V. Govorkov, A. O. Weissner, Th. Schroder, U. Stamm, W. Zschocke, and D. Bastings, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M Fejer, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 2.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

P. Rambaldi, M. Douard, and J. P. Wolf, Appl. Phys. B 61, 117 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. F. Pinto, G. H. Rosenblatt, L. Esterowitz, and G. J. Quarles, Electron. Lett. 30, 240 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. W. Coutts, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 2208 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

D. W. Coutts and D. J. W. Brown, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 1, 768 (1995).
[CrossRef]

J. Mod. Opt. (2)

M. A. Dubinskii, V. V. Semanshko, A. K. Naumov, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, and S. L. Korableva, J. Mod. Opt. 40, 1 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. A. Dubinskii, J. Mod. Opt. 45, 221 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (6)

M. A. Dubinskii, K. L. Schleper, V. V. Semanshko, R. Yu. Abdulsabirov, B. M. Galjautdinov, S. L. Korableva, and A. K. Naumov, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 30.

D. A. Hammons, M. C. Richardson, B. H. T. Chai, and M. Bass, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), p. 35.

A. B. Petersen, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper CTuJ1.

A. B. Petersen, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, C. R. Pollock and W. R. Bosenberg, eds., Vol. 10 of Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), paper PD-2.

D. W. Coutts, J. S. Cashmore, and C. E. Webb, in Digest of the International Quantum Electronics Conference (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), paper ThE3.

S. V. Govorkov, A. O. Weissner, Th. Schroder, U. Stamm, W. Zschocke, and D. Bastings, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, Vol. 19 of Trends in Optics and Photonics, W. R. Bosenberg and M. M Fejer, eds. (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental layout of the sum-frequency mixing and the cerium laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Cerium laser output power versus incident SFM CVL pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pulse shapes and fluorescence from the Ce:LiCAF laser pumping with 1.62  W.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Ce:LiCAF laser output power versus wavelength for the prism-tuned cavity with the R=90% output coupler and 2.15-W pump power. Reflectivity versus wavelength for the R=85% output coupler is also shown.

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