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Cr3+,Li:Mg2SiO4 single crystal as promising active medium for one micron tunable solid state lasers
Author(s): V. F. Lebedev; A. V. Gaister; S. Yu Tenyakov; Evgenii V. Zharikov
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Paper Abstract

It has been established, for the first time, that the shift of luminescence of Cr3+ ions in forsterite from 900 to 950 nm (FWHM~240 nm) occurs gradually as the Li-codopant concentration is increased. Selectively excited polarized luminescence at 300 and 77 K is used to interpret the nature of the emitting Cr3+ centers. The features of the observed spectra can be explained by replacement of the initial Cr3+ centers by Cr3+-Li associates. The red shift of the Cr3+ luminescence peak and simultaneous reduction of the Cr2+ ions content are shown to be promising for the development of a tunable Cr3+-forsterite laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 April 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5478, Laser Optics 2003: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion, (7 April 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.558430
Show Author Affiliations
V. F. Lebedev, General Physics Institute (Russia)
A. V. Gaister, General Physics Institute (Russia)
S. Yu Tenyakov, General Physics Institute (Russia)
Evgenii V. Zharikov, General Physics Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5478:
Laser Optics 2003: Solid State Lasers and Nonlinear Frequency Conversion
Vladimir I. Ustugov, Editor(s)

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