Friday, 22 May 2015, 15:00
Sala Grande Palazzina B via alla Cascata 56/C
Fluoride crystals for lasers
CIMAP, Centre de Recherche sur les Ions les MAtériaux et la Photonique,
Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, CEA, CNRS, ENSICAEN
6 Bld Maréchal Juin 14050 Caen
Rare-earth doped fluoride crystals are well known in the field of lasers thanks to their optical properties suitable for different wavelength ranges but also thanks to their thermal properties and sometime to an atypical spectroscopy.
These last ten years several research programs have been developed with fluoride crystals as gain medium in the form of bulk crystals or crystalline layers.
This seminar will give an overview of the results obtained within these programs. It concerns materials for very High power/High energy lasers, but also for compact waveguide lasers. The talk will also give the actual research perspectives on the topic.
Keywords: Fluoride crystals; Rare earth; Spectroscopy; High power lasers; waveguide lasers.