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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3018–3021

Improvement of infrared laser properties of Nd:CaF2 crystals via codoping with Y3+ and Lu3+ buffer ions

J. L. Doualan, L. B. Su, G. Brasse, A. Benayad, V. Ménard, Y. Y. Zhan, A. Braud, P. Camy, J. Xu, and R. Moncorgé  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 11, pp. 3018-3021 (2013)

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We demonstrate that codoping Nd:CaF2 single crystals with Y3+ and Lu3+ nonoptically active ions significantly improves their absorption, emission, and fluorescence lifetime properties and their laser performance. The spectral profiles get smoother and wider, wider than that found with standard Nd:glasses; the quantum yields increase; and efficient laser operation is obtained around 1.055 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3515) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, frequency doubled

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2013
Published: October 28, 2013

J. L. Doualan, L. B. Su, G. Brasse, A. Benayad, V. Ménard, Y. Y. Zhan, A. Braud, P. Camy, J. Xu, and R. Moncorgé, "Improvement of infrared laser properties of Nd:CaF2 crystals via codoping with Y3+ and Lu3+ buffer ions," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 3018-3021 (2013)

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