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Journal of Luminescence
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Excitation mechanisms for upconversion lasers

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A number of nonlinear upconversion excitation mechanisms have been used to achieve lasing at wavelengths that are shorter than those of the pump light. We found that sequential two-step absorption was the principal process in YAlO3:Er3+ and LaF3:Nd3+ whereas energy transfer upconversion dominated in YLiF4:Er3+. A nonlinear absorption process associated with cross relaxation resulted in upconversion lasing in YLiF4:Nd3+. © 1990.

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01 Jan 1990

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Journal of Luminescence

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