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Investigation of new Nd-doped crystals designed for laser operation at short wavelengths along the 4F3/24I9/2 channel around 900 nm
Author(s): C. Varona; P. Loiseau; G. Aka; B. Ferrand
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Paper Abstract

The study of neodymium ions emission along the channel 4F3/2->4I9/2 led us to select several materials for short laser wavelength application. The results obtained with three series of compounds are presented: ABGa3O7 (A = Ca or Sr-B = La or Gd), ABAlO4 (A = Ca or Sr-B = Y, Ln) and AMO4 (A= Ca, Sr or Ba-M = Mo or W). Crystal growth of these hosts and neodymium ions spectroscopic characterizations are presented. Among all these crystals, Nd-doped BaWO4 seems to be the most promising one for laser emission at short wavelength, combining easy crystal growth, short emission wavelength and long lifetime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6190, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers II, 619004 (17 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.662927
Show Author Affiliations
C. Varona, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (France)
CEA-LETI (France)
P. Loiseau, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (France)
G. Aka, École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris (France)
B. Ferrand, CEA-LETI (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6190:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers II
Alphan Sennaroglu, Editor(s)

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