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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1999
  • pp: 3271–3274

Photon-avalanche upconversion in thulium-doped lutetium aluminum garnet

Darayas N. Patel, B. Rami Reddy, and Shelia K. Nash-Stevenson  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 15, pp. 3271-3274 (1999)

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Strong blue fluorescence at 487 nm corresponding to the 1G43H6 transition was generated from Tm3+-doped lutetium aluminum garnet on excitation with a 618-nm dye laser as a result of a photon-avalanche upconversion mechanism.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6410) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, multiphoton

Original Manuscript: November 3, 1998
Revised Manuscript: February 22, 1999
Published: May 20, 1999

Darayas N. Patel, B. Rami Reddy, and Shelia K. Nash-Stevenson, "Photon-avalanche upconversion in thulium-doped lutetium aluminum garnet," Appl. Opt. 38, 3271-3274 (1999)

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