Authors

X. X. Zhang; A. B. Villaverde; M. Bass; B. H. T. Chai; H. Weidner; R. I. Ramotar;R. E. Peale

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Abbreviated Journal Title

J. Appl. Phys.

Keywords

LIYF4; ND-3+; YLF; Physics, Applied

Abstract

A comprehensive investigation on the spectroscopic Properties and laser performance of Nd3+ doped GdLiF4 (GLF), a new laser crystal, is reported. Our high resolution absorption and emission spectra for GLF are nearly identical to those of Nd:LiYF4 (YLF), a well known laser crystal, strongly suggesting that the two crystals are isostructural. The laser performance of Nd:GLF is very similar to that of Nd:YLF. A maximum laser-pump-laser slope efficiency of 68% and 67% was obtained for low (1.0 at. %) and high (4.0 at. %) Nd concentration GLF respectively. Concentration quenching of the fluorescence decay time was observed and appears to be due to the dipole-dipole interaction between the isolated Nd3+ ions and Nd3+ ion pairs.

Journal Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Volume

74

Issue/Number

2

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

790

Last Page

796

WOS Identifier

WOS:A1993LM78200004

ISSN

0021-8979

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