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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1999
  • pp: 63–69

Growth and evaluation of ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum borate as a potential self-doubling laser crystal

Pu Wang, Judith M. Dawes, Peter Dekker, David S. Knowles, James A. Piper, and Baosheng Lu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp. 63-69 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.16.000063


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Abstract

The doped nonlinear optical crystal, ytterbium: yttrium aluminum borate, Yb3+:YAl3(BO3)4, has been grown with good optical quality in a high-temperature solution from K2Mo3O10 and B2O3 fluxes. Room- and low-temperature absorption and fluorescence spectra have been measured, and spectral parameters have been calculated. The ground-state energy-level splitting is 581 cm-1. The emission lifetime, the absorption cross section, and the peak emission cross section are 0.68 ms, 3.4×10-20 cm2, and 0.8×10-20 cm2, respectively. In comparison with established laser crystals, the results for the cross sections, lifetime, and energy splitting suggest that this crystal has potential as an efficient self-frequency-doubled laser operating in the green.

© 1999 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

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Pu Wang, Judith M. Dawes, Peter Dekker, David S. Knowles, James A. Piper, and Baosheng Lu, "Growth and evaluation of ytterbium-doped yttrium aluminum borate as a potential self-doubling laser crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 63-69 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-16-1-63


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