Laser quality Ce3+:LiCaAlF6 grown by micro-pulling-down method

Minh H. Pham, Marilou M. Cadatal, Toshihiro Tatsumi, Ayumi Saiki, Yusuke Furukawa, Tomohara Nakazato, Elmer Estacio, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Toshihisa Suyama, Kentaro Fukuda, Kyoung Jin Kim, Akira Yoshikawa, Fumio Saito

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We describe the successful growth of a laser quality Ce3+: LiCaAlF6 crystal using the micro-pulling down method. The crystal is grown using less than one gram of raw material and a pulling rate of 0.1 mm/min. Ultraviolet laser emission at 290 nm with 23% slope efficiency and 1 mJ pulse energy is demonstrated from a Brewster-cut crystal, which is 30 mm in length and 2mm in diameter. The flexibility and lower cost of this growth technique will markedly reduce the cost of growing laser grade crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5605-5607
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number7 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul 11


  • Laser material
  • Micro-pulling down
  • Side pumping
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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