Abstract

Continuous-wave laser oscillations in LiF:F2 crystal optically pumped by a laser diode at 970nm were demonstrated for what is believed to be the first time. The slope efficiency of 14% and conversion efficiency of 5.5% were achieved for 80μs pump pulse duration and 5Hz pulse repetition rate. An efficiency twice as low was measured at a 6.25kHz pulse repetition rate (50% off-duty factor) and in cw mode of laser operation.

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2000 (1)

W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, A. G. Papashvilli, and V. V. Fedorov, Quantum Electron. 27, 574 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1988 (1)

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Gusev, S. V. Kruzhalov, S. B. Mirov, and V. Yu. Petrunkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 499 (1988).

1987 (1)

W. Gellerman, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, and F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Basiev, T. T.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, A. G. Papashvilli, and V. V. Fedorov, Quantum Electron. 27, 574 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Gusev, S. V. Kruzhalov, S. B. Mirov, and V. Yu. Petrunkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 499 (1988).

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, and S. B. Mirov, in Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications, C.E.Webb and J.D. C.Jones, eds. (Institute of Physics, 2003), B1.8, pp. 1-23.

T. T. Basiev and S. B. Mirov, Room Temperature Tunable Color Center Lasers, Vol. 16 of Laser Science and Technology Book Series (Harwood Academic, 1994).

Fedorov, V. V.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, A. G. Papashvilli, and V. V. Fedorov, Quantum Electron. 27, 574 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Gellerman, W.

W. Gellerman, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, and F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Gusev, A. A.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Gusev, S. V. Kruzhalov, S. B. Mirov, and V. Yu. Petrunkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 499 (1988).

Krupke, W. F.

W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kruzhalov, S. V.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Gusev, S. V. Kruzhalov, S. B. Mirov, and V. Yu. Petrunkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 499 (1988).

Luty, F.

W. Gellerman, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, and F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Mirov, S. B.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Gusev, S. V. Kruzhalov, S. B. Mirov, and V. Yu. Petrunkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 499 (1988).

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, and S. B. Mirov, in Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications, C.E.Webb and J.D. C.Jones, eds. (Institute of Physics, 2003), B1.8, pp. 1-23.

T. T. Basiev and S. B. Mirov, Room Temperature Tunable Color Center Lasers, Vol. 16 of Laser Science and Technology Book Series (Harwood Academic, 1994).

Muller, A.

W. Gellerman, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, and F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Papashvilli, A. G.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, A. G. Papashvilli, and V. V. Fedorov, Quantum Electron. 27, 574 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Petrunkin, V. Yu.

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Gusev, S. V. Kruzhalov, S. B. Mirov, and V. Yu. Petrunkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 499 (1988).

Wandt, D.

W. Gellerman, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, and F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Wilk, S.

W. Gellerman, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, and F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Zverev, P. G.

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, A. G. Papashvilli, and V. V. Fedorov, Quantum Electron. 27, 574 (1997).
[CrossRef]

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, and S. B. Mirov, in Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications, C.E.Webb and J.D. C.Jones, eds. (Institute of Physics, 2003), B1.8, pp. 1-23.

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

W. F. Krupke, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 1287 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

W. Gellerman, A. Muller, D. Wandt, S. Wilk, and F. Luty, J. Appl. Phys. 61, 1297 (1987).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron. (1)

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, A. G. Papashvilli, and V. V. Fedorov, Quantum Electron. 27, 574 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sov. J. Quantum Electron. (1)

T. T. Basiev, A. A. Gusev, S. V. Kruzhalov, S. B. Mirov, and V. Yu. Petrunkin, Sov. J. Quantum Electron. 15, 499 (1988).

Other (2)

T. T. Basiev and S. B. Mirov, Room Temperature Tunable Color Center Lasers, Vol. 16 of Laser Science and Technology Book Series (Harwood Academic, 1994).

T. T. Basiev, P. G. Zverev, and S. B. Mirov, in Handbook of Laser Technology and Applications, C.E.Webb and J.D. C.Jones, eds. (Institute of Physics, 2003), B1.8, pp. 1-23.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(Curve 1) Absorption, (curve 2) emission spectra of the Li F : F 2 crystal, and Li F : F 2 laser tuning curves for pulsed pumping at (curve 3) 1064 nm and (curve 4) 1047 nm wavelengths.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output pulse energy versus absorbed pump pulse energy for different Li F : F 2 laser crystal samples.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output pulse energy versus pump pulse repetition rate for 80 μ s pump pulse duration and different temperatures of the cooling water.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Bottleneck and long-term cw laser oscillations kinetics after switching on the 12 W cw LD pump for different temperatures of the cooling water.

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