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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2059–2065

Polarized spectral analysis of Nd 3 + ions in Li 6 Gd ( B O 3 ) 3 biaxial crystals

Xinghong Gong, Yanfu Lin, Yujin Chen, Zundu Luo, Qiguang Tan, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 10, pp. 2059-2065 (2006)

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The orientation relationship between the crystallographic axes and the principal axes of the optical indicatrix for a Li 6 Gd ( B O 3 ) 3 single crystal grown by the Czochralski method was determined. The polarized absorption spectra, polarized fluorescence spectra, and fluorescence decay curve of Nd 3 + : Li 6 Gd ( B O 3 ) 3 were measured at room temperature. On the basis of the Judd–Ofelt theory and the Fuchtbauer–Landenburg formula, the spectroscopic parameters of Nd 3 + : Li 6 Gd ( B O 3 ) 3 relevant to laser properties were obtained and compared with other borate laser crystals. A primary laser output of about 130 mW at 1056 nm with the slope efficiency of 13% was obtained under a Ti:sapphire laser pumping.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6170) Spectroscopy : Spectra

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2006

Xinghong Gong, Yanfu Lin, Yujin Chen, Zundu Luo, Qiguang Tan, and Yidong Huang, "Polarized spectral analysis of Nd3+ ions in Li6Gd(BO3)3 biaxial crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2059-2065 (2006)

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