Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Appl. Phys.
LIYF4; ND-3+; YLF; Physics, Applied
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 of Applied Physics
Zhnag, X. X.; Villaverde, A. B.; Bass, M.; Chai, B. H. T.; Weldner, H.; Ramotar, R. I.; and Peale, R. E., "Spectroscopy And Laser Performance Of Nd Doped Gadolinium Lithium-Fluoride" (1993). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 2931.