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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 30 — Oct. 20, 2012
  • pp: 7144–7149

Polarized spectral properties and laser demonstration of Nd-doped Sr3Y2 (BO3)4 crystal

Zhongben Pan, Haohai Yu, Hengjiang Cong, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Qing Wang, Zhiyi Wei, Zhiguo Zhang, and R. I. Boughton  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 30, pp. 7144-7149 (2012)

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Detailed polarized spectral properties of a 0.685 at. % Nd 3 + : Sr 3 Y 2 ( BO 3 ) 4 crystal grown by the Czochralski method have been investigated, including the absorption cross section, the emission cross section, and the fluorescence lifetime. The anisotropy of the spectral properties in different polarized directions was discussed thoroughly. The absorption and emission spectra of Nd 3 + are found to be inhomogeneously broadened due to its internal disordered lattice. Additionally, the CW laser operation at 1.06 μm was also demonstrated for the first time. The maximum output power of 905 mW was achieved, with corresponding optical conversion efficiency of 10.8% and slope efficiency of 12.8%.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.1190) Materials : Anisotropic optical materials
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 13, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Zhongben Pan, Haohai Yu, Hengjiang Cong, Huaijin Zhang, Jiyang Wang, Qing Wang, Zhiyi Wei, Zhiguo Zhang, and R. I. Boughton, "Polarized spectral properties and laser demonstration of Nd-doped Sr3Y2(BO3)4 crystal," Appl. Opt. 51, 7144-7149 (2012)

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