Fluorescence decay in ceramic Nd:YAG is distinctly nonexponential for concentrations greater than 1% atomic. This strongly affects the effective upper level storage time for high concentrations. The quenching mechanisms were determined, and are intrinsic.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
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L. D. Merkle and M. Dubinskii, "Upper Laser Level Quenching in Ceramic Nd:YAG," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper JThC26.
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