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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2526–2536

Energy level structure and excited-state absorption properties of Er3+-doped KPb2Cl5

Alban Ferrier, Matias Velázquez, Jean-Louis Doualan, and Richard Moncorgé  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 2526-2536 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.002526


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Abstract

We present a detailed study of the spectroscopy and fluorescence properties of the Er:KPb2Cl5 laser crystal, together with complementary data to complete the existing literature in the visible and near UV spectral domain. It deals with fluorescence decays, with anti-Stokes emission spectra and of calibration of excited-state absorption and emission spectra in the cross-section unit in the region of optical excitation around 800 nm. It brings new data for analyzing laser operation under one- and two-photon excitation conditions and for characterizing the involved energy transfer processes.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2007
Published: August 31, 2007

Citation
Alban Ferrier, Matias Velázquez, Jean-Louis Doualan, and Richard Moncorgé, "Energy level structure and excited-state absorption properties of Er3+-doped KPb2Cl5," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 2526-2536 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-9-2526


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