Broadly tunable ultraviolet miniature cerium-doped LiLuF lasers

H. Liu, D. J. Spence, D. W. Courts, H. Sato, T. Fukuda

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Ultraviolet (UV) miniature cerium fluoride lasers have been demonstrated using a low cost, frequency-quadrupled microchip Nd:YAG pump laser. The use of miniature laser cavities was shown to significantly improve the laser performance in the low pump power region. We have achieved slope efficiencies up to 70% and pump thresholds as low as 100 nJ. Continuous tuning from 306 nm to 338 nm was achieved using a Brewster angle prism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2226-2231
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Feb 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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