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Spectroscopic characterization of ceramic laser materials for high-performance solid-state lasers
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Paper Abstract

The information on the variety, nature and structure of the centers formed by the rare earths ions doped in the transparent laser ceramics of garnets and cubic sesquioxides, acquired from high-resolution spectroscopy and emission decay is analyzed. The quantum states (energy levels, transition probabilities) of several doping rare earth ions, their distribution at the available lattice sites, the interactions between ions, and energy transfer processes are also presented. It is inferred that from spectroscopic point of view these materials could substitute the melt-grown single crystals in construction of solid-state lasers and extend considerably their capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 May 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6552, Laser Source Technology for Defense and Security III, 65521D (10 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.723050
Show Author Affiliations
Voicu Lupei, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)
Aurelia Lupei, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)
Cristina Gheorghe, Institute of Atomic Physics (Romania)
Akio Ikesue, World-Lab. Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6552:
Laser Source Technology for Defense and Security III
Gary L. Wood; Mark A. Dubinskii, Editor(s)

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