Applied Physics B

, Volume 89, Issue 4, pp 539–542

Comparative spectroscopic and laser properties of Yb3+-doped CaF2, SrF2 and BaF2 single crystals

  • P. Camy
  • J.L. Doualan
  • A. Benayad
  • M. von Edlinger
  • V. Ménard
  • R. Moncorgé
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DOI: 10.1007/s00340-007-2829-x

Cite this article as:
Camy, P., Doualan, J., Benayad, A. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 89: 539. doi:10.1007/s00340-007-2829-x

Abstract

We present the spectroscopic properties and room-temperature cw tunable laser operation of Yb3+-doped CaF2, SrF2 and BaF2 single crystals grown and studied in the same conditions. Emission cross sections, lifetimes, laser thresholds, laser slope efficiencies and laser wavelength tuning ranges are compared. It appears that Yb3+-doped BaF2 might be more promising for diode-pumped high power laser operation.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Camy
    • 1
  • J.L. Doualan
    • 1
  • A. Benayad
    • 1
  • M. von Edlinger
    • 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