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14 April 2000 Material and laser characterizations of intermediate compositions of Ce:LiSrxCa1-xAlF6
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Proceedings Volume 3929, Solid State Lasers IX; (2000)
Event: Symposium on High-Power Lasers and Applications, 2000, San Jose, CA, United States
The development of solid state tunable lasers in the ultraviolet region would have a wide range of applications, including atmospheric remote sensing, atmospheric spectroscopy and pollution monitoring. The first work with Ce:LiCAF was published in 1993, with subsequent reports on favorable results with Ce:LiSAF. While the original quality of Ce:LiSAF is superior, it suffers from solarization. In contrast, Ce:LiCAF shows minimal solarization and higher efficiencies, even with the typically high-scatter materials available. This presentation will summarize the crystal growth and material characterization of a series of colquiriite crystals with various Sr/Ca ratios. Based on these results, in addition to laser measurements, an optimum composition of Ce:LiSrxCa1-xAlF6 will be determined.
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Vida K. Castillo, Gregory J. Quarles, and Robert S. F. Chang "Material and laser characterizations of intermediate compositions of Ce:LiSrxCa1-xAlF6", Proc. SPIE 3929, Solid State Lasers IX, (14 April 2000);

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