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Spectroscopic characterization of Nd-doped SrGdGa3O7 as a diode-pumped laser host
Author(s): Gregory J. Quarles; Leon Esterowitz; Gregg H. Rosenblatt; Mark H. Randles; John E. Creamer; Roger F. Belt
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Paper Abstract

Single crystals of Nd(3+):SrGdGa3O7 (SGGM) have been grown and characterized as candidate crystals for improved diode pumped lasers. The width of the 809 nm absorption in this disordered oxide crystal is 8 nm FWHM. The fluorescence lifetime of the 4F3/2 - 4I11/2 transition at 1.06 micron is 245 microsec. Dopant levels of 4 percent Nd have been achieved while maintaining high optical quality material.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1992
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1627, Solid State Lasers III, (1 June 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.60185
Show Author Affiliations
Gregory J. Quarles, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Leon Esterowitz, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Gregg H. Rosenblatt, SFA, Inc. (United States)
Mark H. Randles, Litton Airtron SYNOPTICS (United States)
John E. Creamer, Litton Airtron SYNOPTICS (United States)
Roger F. Belt, Litton Airtron (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1627:
Solid State Lasers III
Gregory J. Quarles, Editor(s)

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