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  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1992–2002

Er:Lu2O3 – Laser-related spectroscopy

Larry D. Merkle, Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, Natalie J. Kacik, Tigran Sanamyan, Huaijin Zhang, Haohai Yu, Jiyang Wang, and Mark Dubinskii  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 1992-2002 (2013)

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The spectra of Er:Lu2O3 have been studied between 7 K and room temperature, particularly for transitions between the 4I13/2 and 4I15/2 manifolds. This includes the determination of energy levels for Er in the C2 site and some levels for the C3i site, as well as absorption and stimulated emission cross sections and radiative lifetimes. At cryogenic temperatures, the emission lines at 1576 and 1601 nm are promising for laser operation, and the unusual breadth of the 1535-nm zero line makes it attractive for diode laser pumping, thus providing the potential for very small quantum defect lasing.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 10, 2013
Published: October 30, 2013

Larry D. Merkle, Nikolay Ter-Gabrielyan, Natalie J. Kacik, Tigran Sanamyan, Huaijin Zhang, Haohai Yu, Jiyang Wang, and Mark Dubinskii, "Er:Lu2O3 – Laser-related spectroscopy," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 1992-2002 (2013)

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