Spectroscopic comparison of Nd:BaYLuF8 and Nd:BaY2F8
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.
LASER; CRYSTALS; ABSORPTION; Optics
We grew oriented single crystals of BaYLuF8 and Nd:BaY2F8 doped with Nd3+. An experimental investigation and comparison of the spectroscopic properties of the two crystals are presented to guide their use as lasing elements in solid-state lasers. The absorption and stimulated emission cross section of the Nd3+ F-4(3/2) decay to the I-4(9/2), I-4(11/2) and I-4(13/2) states, for light linearly polarized along the three principal axes, were obtained at room temperature. Nd: BaYLuF8 shows absorption and stimulated emission cross sections that are very similar to those of Nd: BaY2F8, making it a good candidate for lasers. Because Nd: BaYLuF8 is easier to grow than Nd: BaY2F8, it is a viable alternative as a laser medium. (C) 2011 Optical Society of America
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
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