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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1777–1785

Spectroscopic properties and Judd–Ofelt analysis of BaY2F8:Sm3+

Devin Pugh-Thomas  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 8, pp. 1777-1785 (2014)

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Optical spectroscopy and Judd–Ofelt analysis were performed on a BaY2F8:Sm3+ crystal and used to guide the potential application of BaY2F8:Sm3+ as a laser material. Crystals were characterized by polarized absorption spectroscopy, fluorescence emission, and fluorescence lifetime measurements. The H69/2 and H67/2 manifolds are of most interest for visible lasers. This investigation seeks to capture the behavior of the samarium ion in a barium–yttrium–fluoride host from the UV–vis into the near-infrared wavelength regions.

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

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Original Manuscript: April 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2014
Published: July 4, 2014

Devin Pugh-Thomas, "Spectroscopic properties and Judd–Ofelt analysis of BaY2F8:Sm3+," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1777-1785 (2014)

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