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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 676–683

Growth, spectroscopic, and laser properties of Yb 3 + -doped Lu 3 Al 5 O 12 garnet crystal

A. Brenier, Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, G. Boulon, A. Ródenas, D. Jaque, A. Eganyan, and A. G. Petrosyan  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 676-683 (2006)

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We have grown high-quality LuAG : Yb 3 + crystals with 0.75, 3.8, 10, 12, 15, 20, and 50 at. % concentrations by the vertical Bridgman method. With low-temperature spectroscopy the Stark sublevel structure of the F 7 2 2 ground state and the F 5 2 2 excited state has been determined. With room-temperature spectroscopy, the emission cross section was found to be 3 × 10 20 cm 2 , being 1.5 times the YAG : Yb 3 + emission cross section. The luminescence quantum efficiency was measured in samples with different Yb 3 + concentrations. Its value was found to be 90% for 3.8 and 10 at. %, 84% for 20 at. %, and 70% for 50 at. % Yb 3 + . The laser-emission tunability under diode pumping was found to extend from 1045 up to 1095 nm in a 12 at. % sample with 3.15 mm thickness.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

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Original Manuscript: March 23, 2005
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 7, 2005

A. Brenier, Y. Guyot, H. Canibano, G. Boulon, A. Ródenas, D. Jaque, A. Eganyan, and A. G. Petrosyan, "Growth, spectroscopic, and laser properties of Yb3+-doped Lu3Al5O12 garnet crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 676-683 (2006)

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