Abstract

Results for new fluoride ceramics doped with praseodymium ions in which, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time a laser in the visible spectral range (639 nm) was obtained under GaInN blue laser diode optical pumping. In our experiments, CW operation with lasing threshold less than 100 mW of absorbed pump power and slope efficiency exceeding 9% was realized.

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T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, P. P. Fedorov, V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. V. Osiko, and M. Sh. Akchurin, “Efficient laser based on CaF2-SrF2-YbF3 nanoceramics,” Opt. Lett.33(5), 521–523 (2008).
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[CrossRef]

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (3)

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, L. I. Ivanov, and S. V. Simakov, “Lasing in diode-pumped fluoride nanostructure F2-:LiF colour centre ceramics,” Quantum Electron.37(11), 989–990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Semenza, “Can anything catch TFT LCDs?” Nat. Photonics1(5), 267–268 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

2006 (1)

1966 (1)

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett.20(3), 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

1964 (1)

S. E. Hatch, W. F. Parsons, and R. J. Weagley, “Hot-pressed polycrystalline CaF2:Dy2+ laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.5(8), 153–154 (1964).
[CrossRef]

1960 (1)

T. H. Maiman, “Stimulated optical radiation in ruby,” Nature187(4736), 493–494 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Akchurin, M. Sh.

Aung, Y. L.

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Basiev, T. T.

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, “SrF2:Nd3+ laser fluoride ceramics,” Opt. Lett.35(23), 4009–4011 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, “SrF2:Nd3+ laser fluoride ceramics,” Opt. Lett.35(23), 4009–4011 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, P. P. Fedorov, V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. V. Osiko, and M. Sh. Akchurin, “Efficient laser based on CaF2-SrF2-YbF3 nanoceramics,” Opt. Lett.33(5), 521–523 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, L. I. Ivanov, and S. V. Simakov, “Lasing in diode-pumped fluoride nanostructure F2-:LiF colour centre ceramics,” Quantum Electron.37(11), 989–990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Bellancourt, A.-R.

Clay, R. A.

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett.20(3), 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Demidenko, V. A.

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Diening, A.

Doroshenko, M. E.

Dukel’skii, K. V.

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Fedorov, P. P.

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, P. P. Fedorov, V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. V. Osiko, and M. Sh. Akchurin, “Efficient laser based on CaF2-SrF2-YbF3 nanoceramics,” Opt. Lett.33(5), 521–523 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Findlay, D.

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett.20(3), 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Graham-Rowe, D.

D. Graham-Rowe, “A new light in dentistry,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 705–707 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gün, T.

Hansen, N.-O.

Hatch, S. E.

S. E. Hatch, W. F. Parsons, and R. J. Weagley, “Hot-pressed polycrystalline CaF2:Dy2+ laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.5(8), 153–154 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

Huber, G.

Ikesue, A.

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Ivanov, L. I.

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, L. I. Ivanov, and S. V. Simakov, “Lasing in diode-pumped fluoride nanostructure F2-:LiF colour centre ceramics,” Quantum Electron.37(11), 989–990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Konyushkin, V. A.

Kuznetsov, S. V.

Larson, A. M.

A. M. Larson, “Multiphoton microscopy,” Nat. Photonics5, (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Maiman, T. H.

T. H. Maiman, “Stimulated optical radiation in ruby,” Nature187(4736), 493–494 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Metz, P.

Mironov, I. A.

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Orlovskii, Yu. V.

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Osiko, V. V.

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, “SrF2:Nd3+ laser fluoride ceramics,” Opt. Lett.35(23), 4009–4011 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, and V. V. Osiko, “SrF2:Nd3+ laser fluoride ceramics,” Opt. Lett.35(23), 4009–4011 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, P. P. Fedorov, V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Kuznetsov, V. V. Osiko, and M. Sh. Akchurin, “Efficient laser based on CaF2-SrF2-YbF3 nanoceramics,” Opt. Lett.33(5), 521–523 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, L. I. Ivanov, and S. V. Simakov, “Lasing in diode-pumped fluoride nanostructure F2-:LiF colour centre ceramics,” Quantum Electron.37(11), 989–990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Parisi, D.

Parsons, W. F.

S. E. Hatch, W. F. Parsons, and R. J. Weagley, “Hot-pressed polycrystalline CaF2:Dy2+ laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.5(8), 153–154 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Pavel, N.

Richter, A.

Seelert, W.

Semenza, P.

P. Semenza, “Can anything catch TFT LCDs?” Nat. Photonics1(5), 267–268 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Simakov, S. V.

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, L. I. Ivanov, and S. V. Simakov, “Lasing in diode-pumped fluoride nanostructure F2-:LiF colour centre ceramics,” Quantum Electron.37(11), 989–990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Smirnov, A. N.

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Toncelli, A.

Tonelli, M.

Weagley, R. J.

S. E. Hatch, W. F. Parsons, and R. J. Weagley, “Hot-pressed polycrystalline CaF2:Dy2+ laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.5(8), 153–154 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Weichmann, U.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

S. E. Hatch, W. F. Parsons, and R. J. Weagley, “Hot-pressed polycrystalline CaF2:Dy2+ laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.5(8), 153–154 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (4)

A. Ikesue and Y. L. Aung, “Ceramic laser materials,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 721–727 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. Semenza, “Can anything catch TFT LCDs?” Nat. Photonics1(5), 267–268 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. M. Larson, “Multiphoton microscopy,” Nat. Photonics5, (2011), doi:.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Graham-Rowe, “A new light in dentistry,” Nat. Photonics2(12), 705–707 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

T. H. Maiman, “Stimulated optical radiation in ruby,” Nature187(4736), 493–494 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Findlay and R. A. Clay, “The measurement of internal losses in 4-level lasers,” Phys. Lett.20(3), 277–278 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron. (1)

T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, V. A. Konyushkin, V. V. Osiko, L. I. Ivanov, and S. V. Simakov, “Lasing in diode-pumped fluoride nanostructure F2-:LiF colour centre ceramics,” Quantum Electron.37(11), 989–990 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Russ. Nanotechnol. (1)

P. P. Fedorov, V. V. Osiko, T. T. Basiev, Yu. V. Orlovskii, K. V. Dukel’skii, I. A. Mironov, V. A. Demidenko, and A. N. Smirnov, “Optical fluoride nanoceramics,” Russ. Nanotechnol.2(5–6), 95–105 (2007).

Other (1)

O. K. Alimov, T. T. Basiev, M. E. Doroshenko, P. P. Fedorov, V. A. Konyushkin, S. V. Kouznetsov, A. N. Nakladov, V. V. Osiko, and O. V. Shlyakova, “Spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+ ions in BaF2-SrF2-CaF2 single crystals and nanoceramics,” presented at International Conference on Luminescence and Optical Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter (ICL), Lyon, France, 7–11 July 2008.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Room temperature absorption spectra of Pr3+ ions in SrF2.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Room temperature fluorescence spectrum of Pr3+ ions in SrF2.

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Fig. 3

Photo of visible (639 nm) operation of SrF2:Pr3+.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Input-output characteristics of SrF2:Pr3+ ceramics and crystal samples for laser operation at 639 nm.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Oscillation spectrum of SrF2:Pr3+ ceramics.

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