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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 3 — Jul. 1, 2011
  • pp: 514–522

Variation of the stimulated emission cross section in Nd:YAG caused by the structural changes of Russell-Saunders manifolds

Yoichi Sato and Takunori Taira  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 1, Issue 3, pp. 514-522 (2011)

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It was experimentally found that electronic structures of Russell-Saunders manifolds in Nd:YAG depended on the Nd3+-doping concentration (CNd) and its fabrication process. Both of the bandwidth and the branching ratio in fluorescent transitions in Nd:YAG varied almost linearly depending on CNd, and a fabrication process has its own diluted limit of the bandwidth and the branching ratio. Also dependences of Stark splitting in Nd:YAG were also observed. Nd3+-doping causes 1.9% and 4.5% reduction in the stimulated emission cross section of Nd:YAG per 1at.% of CNd at 1.064 μm and 1.319 μm, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: April 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 6, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 17, 2011
Published: June 30, 2011

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Yoichi Sato and Takunori Taira, "Variation of the stimulated emission cross section in Nd:YAG caused by the structural changes of Russell-Saunders manifolds," Opt. Mater. Express 1, 514-522 (2011)

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