Title

Crystal-Growth, Spectroscopy, And Laser Performance Of Nd3+Kyf4

Title - Alternative

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.

Keywords

System; Optics

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics

Volume

10

Issue/Number

4

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

633

Last Page

637

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993KW38400011

ISSN

0740-3224

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