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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2001
  • pp: 173–175

Optical-transition probability of the Nd3+ ion in GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal

Guofu Wang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 2, pp. 173-175 (2001)

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Optical absorption and emission intensities of the Nd3+ ion in GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal were investigated. Based on the Judd–Ofelt theory, the following spectral parameters were obtained: parameters of oscillator strengths Ωλ, Ω2=1.89×10−20 cm2, Ω4=2.55×10−20 cm2, and Ω6=4.95×10−20 cm2; radiative lifetime, 293 μs; and quantum efficiency 18.7%. The fluorescence branch ratios were calculated: β1=0.341, β2= 0.536, β3=0.117, and β4=0.006. The value of stimulated-emission cross section σp was calculated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption

Guofu Wang, "Optical-transition probability of the Nd3+ ion in GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 173-175 (2001)

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