Juan Francisco Pinto

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The performance of a flash-lamp-pumped Cr:LiSAF unstable laser resonator utilizing a fourth-order super-Gaussian variable reflectivity mirror as an output coupler is described. The super-Gaussian mirror results in a smooth, flattop transverse beam profile in the near field that is advantageous for nonlinear frequency-conversion applications. Long-pulse and(More)
Room-temperature, continuous-wave laser action at 2.3 microm corresponding to the (3)H(4)-(3)H(5) transition in Tm(3+)- doped YLF is achieved. Output powers of 200 mW and a slope efficiency of 15% have been obtained for a pump power of 2 W at 0.78 microm. In addition, continuous tunability of this laser from 2.20 to 2.46 microm is obtained.
Spectrally resolved emission (270-560 nm) from dilute suspensions of washed Bacillus subtilis and Escherichia coli were measured by use of tunable laser excitation between 270 and 300 nm. Integrated absolute emission cross sections increase with decreasing excitation wavelength and range from 1.8 x 10(-12) to 6.0 x 10(-11) cm(2)/(particle sr). An emission(More)
Remodelling works are frequent in harbour areas, given that they must adapt to rapidly changing market requirements. Depending on their nature (construction, demolition, etc.), these works may be carried out during long periods of time and thus exert a significant impact on the air quality at the harbours and their surroundings. The air quality at the(More)
Stable, broadly tunable cw lasing has been obtained from color centers in additively colored NaCl doped with K. The laser tunes from 1.42 to 1.76 microm with a peak output power of 530 mW when pumped by 6 W from a 1.06-microm Nd:YAG laser. Output power is strongly enhanced by exposing the crystal to an auxiliary UV light during lasing. No fading of output(More)
This communication describes a new method for producing stable, high concentrations of Sc21 in optically clear CaF2 crystals. We have achieved Sc21 concentrations as high as 3 3 1018 cm23 without degradation of optical quality. We have converted as much as 5% of the scandium dopant to the divalent state. The concentration of divalent scandium is stable(More)
Aerosol dispersion and deposition inside an idealized mouth-throat has been numerically simulated using a stochastic Lagrangian model accounting for Brownian motion and particle-wall interaction. Delivery of nanoparticles to the lungs is extremely difficult, mainly due to their low inertia, and for this reason they are often loaded into larger carrier(More)