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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 2, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 235–249

Comparative studies of the spectroscopic properties of Nd3+: YAG nanocrystals, transparent ceramic and single crystal

M. Pokhrel, N. Ray, G. A. Kumar, and D. K. Sardar  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 235-249 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.2.000235


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Abstract

Detailed comparative spectroscopic studies of Nd3+ doped YAG nanocrystals, transparent ceramic and single crystal have been performed. Although most of the radiative spectral properties of Nd3+ are almost in good agreement between the three hosts, the non-radiative losses are significantly high in nanocrystals, which are attributed due to the presence of large amount of hydroxyl groups on the nanocrystals surface which deteriorates the quality of the material for laser applications. In addition, wavelength dependent scattering loss for the Nd3+ doped YAG nanocrystals is found significantly high compared to those of Nd3+ doped single crystal and ceramic.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(260.6580) Physical optics : Stark effect
(290.5850) Scattering : Scattering, particles
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 6, 2012
Published: February 8, 2012

Citation
M. Pokhrel, N. Ray, G. A. Kumar, and D. K. Sardar, "Comparative studies of the spectroscopic properties of Nd3+: YAG nanocrystals, transparent ceramic and single crystal," Opt. Mater. Express 2, 235-249 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-2-3-235


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