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Applied Physics Letters
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Blue continuously pumped upconversion lasing in Tm:YLiF4

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Abstract

Blue upconversion laser operation in Tm:YLiF4 at 450.2 nm on the 1D2→3F4 transition, and at 483.0 nm on the 1G4→3H6 transition has been achieved using cw pumping with Ti Sapphire and DCM dye lasers. The 450.2-nm laser was excited by sequential two-photon absorption with 784.5-nm and 648-nm laser sources and was operated at temperatures up to 70 K. The 483.0-nm laser was pumped with a single red-dye laser using a wavelength resonant only with absorption from a metastable intermediate state but not with absorption from the ground state. With this avalanche absorption pumping scheme, 483.0-nm laser emission was observed up to 160 K.

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01 Dec 1992

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Applied Physics Letters

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