Crystal-Growth, Spectroscopy, And Laser Performance Of Nd3+Kyf4
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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.
Nd3+-doped KYF4 boules (5 cm long by 2 cm diameter) have been grown by the top-seeded solution method. The broad absorption spectra near 800 nm and the long (>500 mus) fluorescence lifetime of the F-4(3/2) laser state in this host are attractive diode-pump features with advantages over rNd3+:Y3Al5O12 and Nd3+:YLF4. We have investigated cw and Q-switched operation of Nd3+:KYF4 end pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser. Absorbed power slope efficiencies of 30% have been measured, but thermal effects limit input powers to 300 mW into the crystal.
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
Allik, T. H.; Merkle, L. D.; Utano, R. A.; Chai, B. H. T.; Lefaucheur, J. L. V.; Voss, H.; and Dison, G. J., "Crystal-Growth, Spectroscopy, And Laser Performance Of Nd3+Kyf4" (1993). Faculty Bibliography. 1482.