Title

Nd-3+ To Er-3+ And Nd-3+ To Ho-3+ Energy-Transfer In Laser Crystals

Authors

M Stalder
M Bass

Title - Alternative

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.

Keywords

WAVELENGTH; Optics

Abstract

The fluorescence decay of the 4F3/2 state of the Nd3+ ions was studied in Nd3+, Er3+ and Nd3+, Ho3+ doped crystals of garnets and perovskites. Fast initial decays were observed in this system for the first time to our knowledge and are attributed to an energy transfer from the Nd3+ ion to the nearest codopant ions that can accept the energy. Mathematical models of the decay processes were tested, and agreement with the experimental data was obtained by including a short-range interaction responsible for the fast initial decay and a dipole-dipole interaction for the subsequent decay.

Publication Title

Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics

Volume

8

Issue/Number

1

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

177

Last Page

183

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1991EQ81500026

ISSN

0740-3224

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