A high optical quality erbium-doped LuYAG single crystal has been grown by the Czochralski technique. The segregation coefficient of
was measured to be 1.05. The absorption and emission spectra were measured at room temperature. The spectroscopic parameters were calculated using the Judd–Ofelt (J-O) theory, and the J-O parameters
, 4, 6) were found to be
, respectively. The emission cross section of the
transition were calculated by the Fuchtbauer–Ladenburg formula, and the room-temperature fluorescence lifetime of the
transition was measured to be
. Finally, promising laser performance with Er:Yb fiber laser pumping is described.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3500) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, erbium
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2011
Published: September 29, 2011
Dahua Zhou, Xiaodong Xu, Changtai Xia, Deyuan Shen, Shishu Cheng, Dongzhen Li, Juqing Di, Zhiwei Zhao, Feng Wu, and Jun Xu, "Spectroscopic analysis and lasing of
Er:Lu1.5Y1.5Al5O12 crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2543-2548 (2011)
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