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New low-phonon frequency crystals based on rare-earth-doped double halogenides for multiwavelength diode-pumped solid state lasers
Author(s): Ludmila I. Isaenko; Alexander P. Yelisseyev; Alexandra M. Tkachuk; S. E. Ivanova; Stephen A. Payne; Ralph H. Page; Mike C. Nostrand
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Paper Abstract

Energy (frequency) of phonons is the main parameter which determines ratio between probabilities of radiative and radiationless transitions in luminescence. Single crystals of double chlorides KPb2C15 and bromides KPb2Br5 , which are formed by heavy ions and have a low energy phonon spectrum (h? <200 and 150 cm-1, respectively), of optical quality were obtained using the Bridgmen-Stockbarger technique. We studied the optical spectra and luminescence kinetics of RE —doped crystals (RE= Pr3+, Nd3+, Tb3+, Ho3+, Er3+ etc). Intensity parameters were determined by the Judd-Ofelt method, radiative and non-radiative transition probabilities were calculated. It was shown that low multiphonon relaxation rate in these crystals together with high values of radiative probabilities leads to the evidence of high intensity luminescence in spectral domain from 360 to 9000 nm. These features make these crystals promising for practical applications as active media for UV, VIS and mid-IR solid state lasers and amplifiers with laser diode pumping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 July 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4900, Seventh International Symposium on Laser Metrology Applied to Science, Industry, and Everyday Life, (29 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.484488
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Ludmila I. Isaenko, Design and Technological Institute of Monocrystals (Russia)
Alexander P. Yelisseyev, Design and Technological Institute of Monocrystals (Russia)
Alexandra M. Tkachuk, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
S. E. Ivanova, St. Petersburg State Univ. (Russia)
Stephen A. Payne, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ralph H. Page, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mike C. Nostrand, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4900:
Seventh International Symposium on Laser Metrology Applied to Science, Industry, and Everyday Life
Yuri V. Chugui; Sergei N. Bagayev; Albert Weckenmann; P. Herbert Osanna, Editor(s)

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