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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 1769–1777

Polarized spectral properties and laser demonstration of Tm 3 + -doped LiGd ( MoO 4 ) 2 crystal

Jianfeng Tang, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Xinghong Gong, Jianhua Huang, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 9, pp. 1769-1777 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.001769


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Abstract

Trivalent thulium-doped LiGd ( MoO 4 ) 2 single crystals have been grown by the Czochralski method. Room-temperature polarized absorption and fluorescence spectra of the crystals were analyzed. The fluorescence decay curves of the G 1 4 , H 3 4 , and F 3 4 multiplets were measured, and the decay mechanisms of the G 1 4 and H 3 4 multiplets were discussed. Spectroscopic parameters related to the laser operation around 1.90 μ m via the F 3 4 H 3 6 transition have been evaluated. Finally, end-pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser at 795 nm, the room-temperature quasi-continuous wave 1.9 μ m laser emission was demonstrated with a slope efficiency of 28%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 11, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

Citation
Jianfeng Tang, Yujin Chen, Yanfu Lin, Xinghong Gong, Jianhua Huang, Zundu Luo, and Yidong Huang, "Polarized spectral properties and laser demonstration of Tm3+-doped LiGd(MoO4)2 crystal," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 1769-1777 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-9-1769


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