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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 681–684

Investigation of the spectroscopic properties of ( Y 0.92 x La 0.08 Nd x ) 2 O 3 transparent ceramics

Jun Ding, Qiuhong Yang, Zaifeng Tang, Jun Xu, and Liangbi Su  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 3, pp. 681-684 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.000681


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Abstract

The spectroscopic properties of ( Y 0.92 x La 0.08 Nd x ) 2 O 3 transparent ceramics were investigated. According to three intensity parameters ( Ω 2 , Ω 4 , Ω 6 ) fitted by the Judd–Ofelt theory, the spectroscopic quality parameter ( X Nd ) , branching ratio ( β J , J ) , and quantum efficiency ( η ) of Nd 3 + were determined. It was found that X Nd of the host, owing to the additive La 2 O 3 , was decreased from 1.6 to 0.46; thus β J , 11 2 was increased from 46% to 56.82%. A figure of merit of the specimens was discussed and compared with Nd:YAG transparent ceramic.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: April 6, 2006
Revised Manuscript: September 8, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2006
Published: February 15, 2007

Citation
Jun Ding, Qiuhong Yang, Zaifeng Tang, Jun Xu, and Liangbi Su, "Investigation of the spectroscopic properties of (Y0.92−xLa0.08Ndx)2O3 transparent ceramics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 681-684 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-3-681


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