OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2000
  • pp: 1329–1334

Crystal growth and characterization of a new laser material, Nd:Ba5(PO4)3Cl

M. A. Noginov, G. B. Loutts, C. E. Bonner, S. Taylor, S. Stefanos, R. M. Wynne, and B. A. Lasley  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 1329-1334 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.17.001329


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (204 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Single crystals of neodymium-doped barium chloroapatite have been grown by the Czochralski technique and evaluated as a laser medium. Among known Nd-doped apatites, the material studied is characterized by the longest luminescence lifetime, τ=0.375 ms, and one of the largest emission cross sections, σ=6×10-19 cm2. The product στ in this crystal, which is equal to 2.3×10-22 cm2 s, is apparently the largest of those of all Nd-doped laser crystals. Laser operation at 1053.8 nm with a slope efficiency of 25% and an intrinsic slope efficiency of 49% was obtained.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence

Citation
M. A. Noginov, G. B. Loutts, C. E. Bonner, S. Taylor, S. Stefanos, R. M. Wynne, and B. A. Lasley, "Crystal growth and characterization of a new laser material, Nd:Ba5(PO4)3Cl," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 1329-1334 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-17-8-1329

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited