Highly efficient generation of tunable picosecond pulses in an LiF: F2̄ laser crystal

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Abstract

  • An investigation was made of a synchronously pumped pulsed LiF : F2̄ crystal laser. The pump radiation was provided by a neodymium phosphate glass laser operating under passive mode-locking conditions and generating pulses of 7 ps duration. The LiF : F2̄ laser generated 2 ps pulses tunable in the 1.10-1.22 μm range and the efficiency of the conversion process was 35%. Under the conditions of quasi-cw nanosecond pumping and active mode locking the LiF : F2̄ laser generated pulses of duration of the order of 400 ps.
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    Author List

  • Basiev TT; Dergachev AY; Karasik AY; Fedorov VV; Shubochkin RL
  • Start Page

  • 1042
  • End Page

  • 1044
  • Volume

  • 26
  • Issue

  • 12