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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1984
  • pp: 119–121

Nd3+ beta″ alumina platelet laser

M. Jansen, A. Alfrey, O. M. Stafsudd, B. Dunn, D. L. Yang, and G. C. Farrington  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 119-121 (1984)

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Pulsed as well as cw laser action has been observed in a new host material for Nd3+ ions, Na+ beta″ alumina. The unusual characteristics of the material and its known physical properties are briefly described. Absorption spectra, fluorescence lifetime, laser-pulse shape, and peak emission wavelength are presented as experimental evidence, and comparisons are made with other Nd3+ host materials. Some exciting new possibilities for integrated-optics applications are explored.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: December 16, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: January 30, 1984
Published: April 1, 1984

M. Jansen, B. Dunn, G. C. Farrington, D. L. Yang, A. Alfrey, and O. M. Stafsudd, "Nd3+ beta″ alumina platelet laser," Opt. Lett. 9, 119-121 (1984)

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