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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2001
  • pp: 1104–1110

Spectroscopic properties, self-frequency doubling, and self-sum frequency mixing in GdAl3(BO3)4:Nd3+

Alain Brenier, Chaoyang Tu, Minwang Qiu, Aidong Jiang, Jianfu Li, and Baichang Wu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 18, Issue 8, pp. 1104-1110 (2001)

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We present the absorption and emission spectroscopy of GdAl3(BO3)4:Nd3+ as functions of the σ and π polarizations. From the Judd–Ofelt analysis extended to anisotropic crystals, we have determined the parameters Ω2σ=1.455×10-20 cm2,Ω4σ=1.175×10-20 cm2,Ω6σ=2.043×10-20 cm2,Ω2π=0.208×10-20 cm2,Ω4π=0.326×10-20 cm2, and Ω6π=1.257×10-20 cm2. The radiative lifetime of the  4F3/2 level is 293 µs. The σ-polarized stimulated emission cross section was measured to be 3.0×10-19 cm2 at the laser wavelength of 1061.9 nm. No excited-state absorption was found at this wavelength. Green generation by self-frequency doubling was obtained with a yield of 4.3%. Blue generation tuneable in the 436-nm to 443-nm range was obtained with a yield of 7.3% from self-sum frequency mixing.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.7300) Lasers and laser optics : Visible lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy

Alain Brenier, Chaoyang Tu, Minwang Qiu, Aidong Jiang, Jianfu Li, and Baichang Wu, "Spectroscopic properties, self-frequency doubling, and self-sum frequency mixing in GdAl3(BO3)4:Nd3+," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 18, 1104-1110 (2001)

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