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Bi-functional Bi2ZnOB2O6 single crystals doped with Nd3+ or Pr3+: luminescence and µ-Raman investigations
Author(s): D. Kasprowicz; K. Jaroszewski; P. Głuchowski; A. Majchrowski; M. Chrunik; E. Michalski
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Paper Abstract

The investigated Bi2ZnOB2O6 nonlinear optical single crystals doped with Nd3+ or Pr3+ ions were grown by the Kyropoulos method. Bi2ZnOB2O6 single crystals doped with selected RE3+ ions are characterized by high values of nonlinear optical coefficients as well as the effective luminescence of excited RE3+ ions, which make this system a unique candidate for laser converters. The vibrational properties of Bi2ZnOB2O6:Nd3+ and Bi2ZnOB2O6:Pr3+ single crystals were investigated with the use of μ-Raman spectroscopy. The strong emission of Bi2ZnOB2O6:Nd3+ single crystals with maximum at about 1062 nm (4F3/24 I11/2 transition) was detected under the excitation at 514 nm. Emission spectrum of Bi2ZnOB2O6:Pr3+ show enhancement of emission with maxima at about 1350 and 1470 nm ( 1D23H4 and 1G23H5 transition). The effective luminescence of excited Nd3+ or Pr3+ ions in Bi2ZnOB2O6 single crystals as well as excellent nonlinear optical properties of Bi2ZnOB2O6 host suggest that the investigated system can be very useful as a bifunctional crystals for new integrated optical systems such as self-frequency doubling lasers.

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Date Published: 17 May 2018
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10683, Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications, 106830S (17 May 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2306526
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D. Kasprowicz, Poznan Univ. of Technology (Poland)
K. Jaroszewski, Poznan Univ. of Technology (Poland)
P. Głuchowski, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research (Poland)
A. Majchrowski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Chrunik, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
E. Michalski, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10683:
Fiber Lasers and Glass Photonics: Materials through Applications
Stefano Taccheo; Jacob I. Mackenzie; Maurizio Ferrari, Editor(s)

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