OSA's Digital Library

Chinese Optics Letters

Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 6, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2008
  • pp: 133–136

Powder synthesis and spectroscopic properties of ytterbium-doped yttrium oxysulfide

Gang Yao, Liangbi Su, Xiaodong Xu, Lihe Zheng, and Jun Xu  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp. 133-136 (2008)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (588 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


Ytterbium-doped yttrium oxysulfide (Yb:Y2O2S) has been synthesized by solid-state reaction with sulfide flux. Diffuse reflection and emission spectra have been measured in order to determine the crystal field splitting of Yb3+ ion in the YOS lattice. According to the crystal-field levels probed in the spectra, the crystal field splitting of 2^F_7/2 manifold of Yb3+ ion in YOS is 709 cm^(-1), which is large enough for the quasi-three-level laser operation of Yb3+ ion. Emission peak position, width, full-width at half maximum (FWHM), and normalized intensity of Yb:YOS are fitted from its emission spectrum. For comparison, relevant data of 5.4 at.-% Yb:YAG is also provided.

© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

Gang Yao, Liangbi Su, Xiaodong Xu, Lihe Zheng, and Jun Xu, "Powder synthesis and spectroscopic properties of ytterbium-doped yttrium oxysulfide," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 133-136 (2008)

Sort:  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. P.-H. Haumesser, R. Gaumé, B. Viana, E. Antic-Fidancev, and D. Vivien, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 13, 5427 (2001).
  2. D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, R. L. Aggarwal, and T. Y. Fan, Opt. Lett. 29, 2154 (2004).
  3. P. Yan, H. Wu, M. Gong, Q. Liu, C. Li, R. Z. Cui, and W. P. Jia, Opt. Laser Eng. 42, 413 (2004).
  4. F. Brunner, R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spühler, and F. Morier-Genoud, Opt. Lett. 26, 379 (2001).
  5. C. A. Morrison and P. Leavitt, Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 1982) p46.
  6. J. B. Gruber, B. Zandi, and L. Merkle, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 1009 (1998).
  7. G. Liu, Bernard Jacquier (eds.) Spectroscopic properties of Rare Earths in Optical Materials (Tsinghua University Press, Beijing, 2005) p2.
  8. S.-H. Yu, Z.-H. Han, J. Yang, H.-Q. Zhao, R.-Y. Yang, Y. Xie, Y.-T. Qian, and Y.-H. Zhang, Chem. Mater. 11, 192 (1999).
  9. M. Machida, K. Kawamura, K. Ito, and K. Ikeue, Chem. Mater. 17, 1487 (2005).
  10. D. Cavouras, I. Kandarakis, T. Maris, G. S. Panayiotakis, and C. D. Nomicos, Eur. J. Radio. 35, 70 (2000).
  11. L. D. da Vila, E. B. Stucchi, and M. R. Davolos, J. Mater. Chem. 7, 2113 (1997).
  12. L. E. Sobon, K. A. Wickersheim, R. A. Buchanan, and R. V. Alver, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 3049 (1971).
  13. R. V. Alver, R. A. Buchanan, K. A. Wickersheim, and E. A. C. Yates, J. Appl. Phys. 42, 3043 (1971).
  14. Yu. V. Orlovskii, T. T. Basiev, K. K. Pukhov, M. V. Polyachenkova, P. P. Fedorov, O. K. Alimov, E. I. Gorokhova, V. A. Demidenko, O. A. Khristich, and R. M. Zakalyukin, J. Lumin. 125, 201 (2007).
  15. P. Zhang, Z. Hong, Q. Huang, X. Fan, Z. Wang, G. Qian, and M. Wang, J. Chin. Ceram. Soci. 33, 140 (2005).
  16. G. V. Anan'eva, E. I. Gorokhova, L. N. Kinzhibalo, V. V. Kuprevich, T. I. Merkulyaeva, and O. A. Kristich, J. Opt. Technol. 66, 404 (1999).
  17. X. Xu, Z. Zhao, P. Song, G. Zhou, J. Xu, and P. Deng, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B. 21, 543 (2004).
  18. X. He, G. Zhao, X. Xu, X. Zeng, and J. Xu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 5, 295 (2007).
  19. X. Zeng, G. Zhao, X. Xu, H. Li, J. Xua, Z. Zhao, X. He, H. Pang, M. Jie, and C. Yan, J. Crystal Growth. 274, 106 (2005).
  20. M. Mikami, S. Nakamura, M. Itoh, K. Nakajima, and T. Shishido, J. Lumin. 102, 7 (2003).
  21. B. M. Walsh, J. M. McMahon, W. C. Edwards, N. P. Barnes, R. W. Equall, and R. L. Hutcheson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2893 (2002).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited