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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2011
  • pp: 331–335

Spectroscopic comparison of Nd : BaYLuF 8 and Nd : BaY 2 F 8

Giorgio Turri, Christopher Gorman, Arlete Cassanho, Michael Bass, and Hans P. Jenssen  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 2, pp. 331-335 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000331


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Abstract

We grew oriented single crystals of BaYLuF 8 and Nd : BaY 2 F 8 doped with Nd 3 + . An experimental investigation and comparison of the spectroscopic properties of the two crystals are presented to guide their use as lasing elements in solid-state lasers. The absorption and stimulated emission cross section of the Nd 3 + F 3 / 2 4 decay to the I 9 / 2 4 , I 11 / 2 4 and I 13 / 2 4 states, for light linearly polarized along the three principal axes, were obtained at room temperature. Nd : BaYLuF 8 shows absorption and stimulated emission cross sections that are very similar to those of Nd : BaY 2 F 8 , making it a good candidate for lasers. Because Nd : BaYLuF 8 is easier to grow than Nd : BaY 2 F 8 , it is a viable alternative as a laser medium.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(260.1180) Physical optics : Crystal optics
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: October 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 4, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2010
Published: January 28, 2011

Citation
Giorgio Turri, Christopher Gorman, Arlete Cassanho, Michael Bass, and Hans P. Jenssen, "Spectroscopic comparison of Nd:BaYLuF8 and Nd:BaY2F8," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 331-335 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-2-331

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