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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3034–3038

Laser cooling with Tm3+-doped oxy-fluoride glass ceramic

Galina Nemova and Raman Kashyap  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 11, pp. 3034-3038 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.003034


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Abstract

We present a theoretical scheme for laser cooling in Tm 3 + -doped oxy-fluoride glass ceramic (GC). Tm 3 + -doped GC has a unique combination of high chemical and mechanical stability related to the oxide glass and low phonon energy of the fluoride nanocrystals, which trap a majority of Tm 3 + ions. This unique property of GC makes it attractive for a number of applications. The effective embedding of rare-earth ions in the crystalline phase with low phonon energy provides high quantum efficiency for the F 4 3 H 6 3 transition in the Tm 3 + ions participating in the cooling cycle.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(140.6810) Lasers and laser optics : Thermal effects
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 7, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2012
Published: October 11, 2012

Citation
Galina Nemova and Raman Kashyap, "Laser cooling with Tm3+-doped oxy-fluoride glass ceramic," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 3034-3038 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-11-3034


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