, Volume 78, Issue 6, pp 681-684

CW and tunable laser operation of Yb3+ doped CaF2

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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.

PACS

42.55R; 42.70
An erratum to this article can be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00340-004-1563-x