Energy transfer properties between Tm3+ and Nd3+ in KPb2Cl5 are explored. The efficiency of the energy transfer from the Tm 3H4 to the Nd 4I11/2 was evaluated for sensitization of a new mid-IR laser system.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
A. G. Bluiett, N. J. Condon, S. R. Bowman, J. Ganem, and M. Logie, "Thulium sensitized neodymium for mid-IR laser development," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CWA50.
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