Applied Physics B

, Volume 78, Issue 6, pp 681–684

CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2

  • V. Petit
  • J.L. Doualan
  • P. Camy
  • V. Ménard
  • R. Moncorgé
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-004-1514-6

Cite this article as:
Petit, V., Doualan, J., Camy, P. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2004) 78: 681. doi:10.1007/s00340-004-1514-6

Abstract

We present the spectroscopic properties and room temperature of a cw tunable laser operation with Yb3+ doped CaF2 single crystals grown in our laboratory. A laser slope efficiency of 50% with respect to the absorbed 920 nm pump power was obtained, and the laser wavelength could be tuned between 1000 and 1060 nm.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Petit
    • 1
  • J.L. Doualan
    • 1
  • P. Camy
    • 1
  • V. Ménard
    • 1
  • R. Moncorgé
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre Interdisciplinaire de Recherches Ions et Lasers (CIRIL), UMR 6637 CEA-CNRS-ENSI CaenUniversité de CaenCaenFrance