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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2004
  • pp: 1203–1209

Influence of Nd3+ and Yb3+ concentration on the Nd3+ → Yb3+ energy-transfer efficiency in the YAl3(BO3)4 nonlinear crystal: determination of optimum concentrations for laser applications

Daniel Jaque, Maria de la O Ramirez, Luisa Bausá, Adolfo Speghini, Marco Bettinelli, and Enrico Cavalli  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 21, Issue 6, pp. 1203-1209 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.21.001203


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Abstract

The Nd3+Yb3+ energy-transfer efficiency in the YAl3(BO3)4 nonlinear laser crystal has been investigated as a function of both donor (Nd3+) and acceptor (Yb3+) concentrations. An analytical expression giving the value of the energy-transfer rate for any Nd3+ and Yb3+ concentrations has been obtained on the basis of the analysis of experimental data. From this expression, a basic model is proposed to determine the Nd3+ and Yb3+ concentrations that optimize the Yb3+ output laser power obtained from a 808-nm diode-pumped Nd3+;Yb3+:YAl3(BO3)4 crystal.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials

Citation
Daniel Jaque, Maria de la O Ramirez, Luisa Bausá, Adolfo Speghini, Marco Bettinelli, and Enrico Cavalli, "Influence of Nd3+ and Yb3+ concentration on the Nd3+→Yb3+ energy-transfer efficiency in the YAl3(BO3)4 nonlinear crystal: determination of optimum concentrations for laser applications," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 21, 1203-1209 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-21-6-1203

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