Excimer-Pumped Blue-Green Laser.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A method of achieving inversion in solid-state rare-earth materials for blue-green laser operation. A XeF excimer laser is used to pump a matching transition in divalent ytterbium in a host material. The host material is co-doped with a trivalent ion such as praseodymium Pr3 so that energy transfer to the trivalent ion will take place. Laser action is then from the Pr3 ion. Alternative matching absorption transitions also occur in the trivalent rare-earth ions of Tb, Dy, Ho, and Nd. Author
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