Micro-pulling-down-method-grown Ce:LiCAF crystal for side-pumped laser amplifier

Masahiro Kouno, Jacque Lynn Gabayno, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Minh Pham, Kohei Yamanoi, Elmer Estacio, Wilson Garcia, Tomoharu Nakazato, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Toshihisa Suyama, Kentaro Fukuda, Kyoung Jin Kim, Akira Yoshikawa, Fumio Saito

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We demonstrate 290 nm lasing and femtosecond amplification using a micro-pulling-down method-grown Ce:LiCaAlF6 crystal, which was excited using dual-side- and four-side-pumping schemes. These results show that the flexibility and lower cost of this growth technique as well as the multi-side pumping configurations provide good prospects for high-power ultraviolet generation that will enhance the applications of the Ce:LiCaAlF 6 laser and amplifier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)737-740
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Mar 1


  • A2. Single crystal growth
  • B1. Lithium compounds
  • B1. Rare earth compounds
  • B2. Semiconducting IIVI materials


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