Eur. Phys. J. AP
Volume 2, Number 3, June 1998
|Page(s)||253 - 256|
|Published online||15 June 1998|
Formation of F2− color centers in LiF monocrystals by electron irradiation and their applications
Hyperion Research and Development,
Institute and Faculty of Physics University of
Corresponding author: email@example.com
Accepted: 2 March 1998
Published online: 15 June 1998
Formation conditions, optical nonlinear properties and applications of F2− color centers in LiF monocrystals are investigated. The efficiency of F2− centers generation depending of irradiation conditions and content of OH− impurities of the LiF monocrystal are also presented. Thermal stability of the centers generated by electron irradiation was studied. It was measured the variation of absorption factor of the LiF: F2− crystal in the −40 °C to 60 °C temperature range. The LiF: F2− crystals obtained by an efficient method of irradiation with electrons generated by a linear accelerator were employed in Q-switching a Nd: YAG laser cavity with output energies of 18 mJ and fluctuations less than 5% in the −40 °C to 60 °C temperature range.
PACS: 42.70.Hj – Laser Materials / 42.62.-b – Laser Applications / 42.60.-v – Laser optical systems: design and operation
© EDP Sciences, 1998
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