31 March 1997 Powerful room-temperature stable LiF:F2+**tunable laser
Author Affiliations +
A powerful photo- and thermostable, LiF:F2+ color center laser pumped by radiation at 740 nm or at 683 nm is described. This is the first time an average power as high as approximately 1.4 W and an energy per pulse as high as approximately 100 mJ, with record real efficiency of 53 percent and 28 percent were achieved for a room temperature LiF:F2+ color center laser. Such color center laser, tunable in the 820-1210 nm range, features a number of important advantages over pulsed lasers based on Ti or Cr doped crystals.
© (1997) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Sergey B. Mirov, Alex Yu. Dergachev, "Powerful room-temperature stable LiF:F2+**tunable laser", Proc. SPIE 2986, Solid State Lasers VI, (31 March 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.269993; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.269993


Laser oscillation by F2+ color centers in LiF crystal
Proceedings of SPIE (August 07 1998)
Laser action in Yb3+: YCOB (Yb3+:YCa4O(BO3)3)
Proceedings of SPIE (May 04 1999)
Progress and trends in color center lasers
Proceedings of SPIE (July 27 1994)
Infrared cw tunable color center lasers
Proceedings of SPIE (November 19 1992)

Back to Top