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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 777–786

Electrical, spectroscopic, and laser characterization of γ-irradiated transition metal doped II-VI semiconductors

Tetyana Konak, Michael Tekavec, Vladimir V. Fedorov, and Sergey B. Mirov  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 6, pp. 777-786 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.000777


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Abstract

We report a comprehensive study of γ-irradiation on optical, electrical, and laser characteristics of pure and transition-metal doped single and polycrystalline ZnS and ZnSe. Polished pure, Cr-doped, and Ag, Au, Cu, Al, In, and Mn co-doped ZnS and ZnSe crystals after absorption and electro-conductivity characterization were γ-irradiated at doses of 1.28x108 rad at −3°C. Dynamic room temperature absorption studies, electro-conductivity measurements, and mid-IR lasing were performed after different exposition times of crystals at room temperature. Cr:ZnSe and Cr:ZnS lasers based on identical γ-irradiated and non-irradiated crystals featured very similar pump thresholds, slope efficiencies, and output powers. New fluorescence band spanning over 1.3-2.1 μm in the γ-irradiated Au:Cr:ZnS was attributed to 3A23T2(F) transition of Cr4+.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(350.5610) Other areas of optics : Radiation

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 25, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013

Citation
Tetyana Konak, Michael Tekavec, Vladimir V. Fedorov, and Sergey B. Mirov, "Electrical, spectroscopic, and laser characterization of γ-irradiated transition metal doped II-VI semiconductors," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 777-786 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-6-777


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