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Title: Ytterbium-doped borate fluoride laser crystals and lasers

Abstract

A new class of solid state laser crystals and lasers are formed from Yb-doped borate fluoride host crystals. The general formula for the host crystals is MM{prime}(BO{sub 3})F, where M, M{prime} are monovalent, divalent aria trivalent metal cations. A particular embodiment of the invention is Yb-doped BaCaBO{sub 3}F (Yb:BCBF). BCBF and some of the related derivative crystals are capable of nonlinear frequency conversion, whereby the fundamental of the laser is converted to a longer or shorter wavelength. In this way, these new crystals can simultaneously serve as self-frequency doubling crystals and laser materials within the laser resonator. 6 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
University of California
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
541753
Patent Number(s):
5,677,921
Application Number:
PAN: 8-409,236
Assignee:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States) PTO; SCA: 426002; PA: EDB-97:142065; SN: 97001865599
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 14 Oct 1997
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING NOT INCLUDED IN OTHER CATEGORIES; SOLID STATE LASERS; LASER MATERIALS; DOPED MATERIALS; BORATES; FLUORIDES; YTTERBIUM

Citation Formats

Schaffers, K.I., DeLoach, L.D., Payne, S.A., and Keszler, D.A. Ytterbium-doped borate fluoride laser crystals and lasers. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Schaffers, K.I., DeLoach, L.D., Payne, S.A., & Keszler, D.A. Ytterbium-doped borate fluoride laser crystals and lasers. United States.
Schaffers, K.I., DeLoach, L.D., Payne, S.A., and Keszler, D.A. Tue . "Ytterbium-doped borate fluoride laser crystals and lasers". United States.
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abstractNote = {A new class of solid state laser crystals and lasers are formed from Yb-doped borate fluoride host crystals. The general formula for the host crystals is MM{prime}(BO{sub 3})F, where M, M{prime} are monovalent, divalent aria trivalent metal cations. A particular embodiment of the invention is Yb-doped BaCaBO{sub 3}F (Yb:BCBF). BCBF and some of the related derivative crystals are capable of nonlinear frequency conversion, whereby the fundamental of the laser is converted to a longer or shorter wavelength. In this way, these new crystals can simultaneously serve as self-frequency doubling crystals and laser materials within the laser resonator. 6 figs.},
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