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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1999
  • pp: 3–11

Spectroscopic studies of Mn4+ ions in yttrium orthoaluminate

M. A. Noginov and G. B. Loutts  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 3-11 (1999)

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The absorption and emission spectra and the luminescence kinetics of Mn4+:YAlO3, the potential crystal for holographic recording and optical data storage, were studied at room and liquid-nitrogen temperatures. The spectroscopic properties of Mn:YAlO3 were compared with those of Mn:GdAlO3, Mn:Y3Al5O12, and Cr:YAlO3. It was found that a single-site occupancy of Mn4+ ions in YAlO3 and GdAlO3 at room temperature changes to a multisite occupancy at low temperature. Possible reasons for such a transformation are discussed. The parameters Dq and B in Mn4+:YAlO3 were determined to be 2115 and 680 cm−1, correspondingly.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2900) Materials : Optical storage materials
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(210.4810) Optical data storage : Optical storage-recording materials
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

M. A. Noginov and G. B. Loutts, "Spectroscopic studies of Mn4+ ions in yttrium orthoaluminate," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 3-11 (1999)

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