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Growth, spectroscopy, and laser performance of rare-earth doped vanadate family crystals
Author(s): Zhenghuo Yan; Haohai Yu; Huaijin Zhang; Xuekun Han; Changqin Ma; Jiyang Wang
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Paper Abstract

A new series Er:LuxGd1-xVO4 (x=0.1,0.24,0.48,0.57,0.79 and 0.9)mixed laser crystals have been successfully grown by the Czochralski method with 1% Er3+ concentration.The thermal properties of Er:LuxGd1-xVO4crystals series crystals were investigated systematically, including the thermal expansion, specific heat, thermal diffusion coefficients, and thermal conductivities. The anisotropy and variation of the thermal properties with the component x were also achieved and discussed based on their structure. All the results showed that this mixed crystals should have promising applications in the moderate-power lasers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 2014
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9081, Laser Technology for Defense and Security X, 908106 (9 June 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2053100
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Zhenghuo Yan, Shandong Univ. (China)
Haohai Yu, Shandong Univ. (China)
Huaijin Zhang, Shandong Univ. (China)
Xuekun Han, Shandong Univ. (China)
Changqin Ma, Shandong Univ. (China)
Jiyang Wang, Shandong Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9081:
Laser Technology for Defense and Security X
Mark Dubinskii; Stephen G. Post, Editor(s)

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