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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 913–919

Laser oscillation from Ho3+ doped Lu2O3 ceramics

Woohong Kim, Colin Baker, Steve Bowman, Catalin Florea, Guillermo Villalobos, Brandon Shaw, Bryan Sadowski, Michael Hunt, Ishwar Aggarwal, and Jasbinder Sanghera  »View Author Affiliations

Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 7, pp. 913-919 (2013)

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We report, for the first time, the laser oscillation from 2% Ho3+:Lu2O3 hot pressed ceramic. We have synthesized optical quality Lu2O3 nano-powders doped with concentrations as high as 5% Ho3+. The powders were synthesized by a co-precipitation method beginning with nitrates of holmium and lutetium. The nano-powders were hot pressed into optical quality ceramic discs. The optical transmission of the ceramic discs is excellent, nearly approaching the theoretical limit. The optical, spectral and morphological properties as well as the preliminary lasing performance from highly transparent ceramics are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Laser Materials

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 14, 2013
Published: June 4, 2013

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Woohong Kim, Colin Baker, Steve Bowman, Catalin Florea, Guillermo Villalobos, Brandon Shaw, Bryan Sadowski, Michael Hunt, Ishwar Aggarwal, and Jasbinder Sanghera, "Laser oscillation from Ho3+ doped Lu2O3 ceramics," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 913-919 (2013)

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