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Spectroscopic and laser properties of Nd3+ doped fluoride crystals in 1.3-um region
Author(s): Tasoltan T. Basiev; Valery B. Sigachev; M. E. Doroshenko; Alexander G. Papashvili; Vyacheslav V. Osiko
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Paper Abstract

For a number of neodymium doped fluoride crystals both with regular and disordered structure the Judd-Ofelt analysis of absorption spectra have been performed, and fluorescence and lasing spectra were studied in order to reveal the most promising materials for optical amplification in a 1.3 micrometers telecommunication window. The most suitable crystalline media investigated was found to be cubic disordered fluorides based on (50 - 70%) SrF2 - (50 - 30%) CaF2 solid solutions with Nd3+ optical centers having tetragonal local symmetry. These crystals have (1) low value of excited state absorption line strength, (2) high metastable level lifetime (1.2 - 1.3 ms), (3) high enough emission cross section for fluorescence (approximately 4 X 10-21 cm2), and (4) proper fluorescence peak at about 1310 nm wavelength and comparatively wide fluorescence band with about 20 nm FWHM.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1995
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2498, Laser Methods of Surface Treatment and Modification: ALT '94 International Conference, (1 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.203625
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Tasoltan T. Basiev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Valery B. Sigachev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
M. E. Doroshenko, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Alexander G. Papashvili, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Vyacheslav V. Osiko, General Physics Institute (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2498:
Laser Methods of Surface Treatment and Modification: ALT '94 International Conference
Alexander M. Prokhorov; Vladimir I. Pustovoy, Editor(s)

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