31 March 1997 Powerful room-temperature stable LiF:F2+**tunable laser
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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.
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Sergey B. Mirov, Sergey B. Mirov, Alex Yu. Dergachev, 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

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