Er:LiCAF as potential vacuum ultraviolet laser material at 163 nm

Toshihiko Shimizu, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Kohei Yamanoi, Satoru Takatori, Masahiro Kouno, Minh Pham, Elmer Estacio, Tomoharu Nakazato, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Noriaki Kawaguchi, Kentaro Fukuda, Toshihisa Suyama, Takayuki Yanagida, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa, Fumio Saito

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We report the vacuum ultraviolet luminescence characteristics of a micro-pulling down method grown Er3+: LiCaAlF6. Emission at 163 nm with a lifetime of 1.3-μs was observed with F2 laser (157-nm) pumping. This is one of the shortest emission wavelengths reported from a rare-earth doped fluoride at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5485137
Pages (from-to)1204-1207
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 1


  • Fluoride crystal
  • Laser material
  • Luminescence
  • Rare-earth doped
  • Vacuum ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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