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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 11 — May. 24, 2010
  • pp: 11173–11180

Nonlinear spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped sesquioxides Lu2O3 and Sc2O3

R. Soulard, R. Moncorgé, A. Zinoviev, K. Petermann, O. Antipov, and A. Brignon  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 11, pp. 11173-11180 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.011173


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Abstract

We report on the measurements of near-UV excited-state absorption (ESA) spectra and refractive index changes (RICs) in the two ytterbium doped laser crystals Yb:Lu2O3 and Yb:Sc2O3. ESA is assigned to ligand-to-metal charge transfer (LMCT) absorption transitions and RICs to the polarizability changes experienced by the Yb3+ ions due to these strong electric-dipole allowed absorption bands.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 15, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 28, 2010
Published: May 12, 2010

Citation
R. Soulard, R. Moncorgé, A. Zinoviev, K. Petermann, O. Antipov, and A. Brignon, "Nonlinear spectroscopic properties of Yb3+-doped sesquioxides Lu2O3 and Sc2O3," Opt. Express 18, 11173-11180 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-11-11173


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