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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2004
  • pp: 543–547

Structural, thermal, and luminescent properties of Yb-doped Y3Al5O12 crystals

Xiaodong Xu, Zhiwei Zhao, Pingxin Song, Guoqing Zhou, Jun Xu, and Peizhen Deng  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 543-547 (2004)

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Yb-doped Y3Al5O12 (Yb:YAG) single crystals were grown by the Czochralski method. The effects of various Yb3+ concentrations on structural distortion, density, and thermal expansion of Yb:YAG laser crystals are discussed. The fluorescence spectra, fluorescence lifetimes, and color-center absorption spectra of as-grown and annealed Yb:YAG with various doping levels were measured at room temperature. The effects of color centers on the fluorescence intensity and lifetime of Yb:YAG were also investigated.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

Xiaodong Xu, Zhiwei Zhao, Pingxin Song, Guoqing Zhou, Jun Xu, and Peizhen Deng, "Structural, thermal, and luminescent properties of Yb-doped Y3Al5O12 crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 543-547 (2004)

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