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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'(BO.sub.3)F, where M, M' 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.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Pleasanton, CA
  2. Manteca, CA
  3. Castro Valley, CA
  4. Corvallis, OK
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
871186
Patent Number(s):
5677921
Assignee:
Regents of University of California (Oakland, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
ytterbium-doped; borate; fluoride; laser; crystals; lasers; solid; formed; yb-doped; host; formula; monovalent; divalent; aria; trivalent; metal; cations; particular; embodiment; bacabo; bcbf; related; derivative; capable; nonlinear; frequency; conversion; whereby; fundamental; converted; shorter; wavelength; simultaneously; serve; self-frequency; doubling; materials; resonator; trivalent metal; frequency conversion; laser resonator; particular embodiment; metal cations; shorter wavelength; laser material; host crystals; laser crystals; metal cation; nonlinear frequency; frequency doubling; host crystal; borate fluoride; doubling crystals; laser crystal; /372/

Citation Formats

Schaffers, Kathleen I, DeLoach, Laura D, Payne, Stephen A, and Keszler, Douglas A. Ytterbium-doped borate fluoride laser crystals and lasers. United States: N. p., 1997. Web.
Schaffers, Kathleen I, DeLoach, Laura D, Payne, Stephen A, & Keszler, Douglas A. Ytterbium-doped borate fluoride laser crystals and lasers. United States.
Schaffers, Kathleen I, DeLoach, Laura D, Payne, Stephen A, and Keszler, Douglas A. Wed . "Ytterbium-doped borate fluoride laser crystals and lasers". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/871186.
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author = {Schaffers, Kathleen I and DeLoach, Laura D and Payne, Stephen A and Keszler, Douglas A},
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'(BO.sub.3)F, where M, M' 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.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1997},
month = {1}
}

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