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Compositional Effects On Nd[sup]3+[/sup] Concentration Quenching In The System R[sub]2[/sub]0 A1[sub]2[/sub]0[sub]3[/sub] Ln[sub]2[/sub]0[sub]3[/sub] P[sub]2[/sub]0[sub]5[/sub]
Author(s): L. M. Cook; A. J. Marker III; S. E. Stokowski
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Paper Abstract

Most solid state laser materials exhibit pronounced concentration quenching; at Nd3+ ion concentrations above ≈2 x 1020 cm-3 non-radiative transfer of excited state energy between neodymium ions inhibits fluorescence and sharply reduces the quantum efficiency. Although other ions such as hydroxyl and many transition metals produce similar quenching effects, they are extrinsic contaminants and Nd self-quenching represents the material baseline. Reducing concentration quenching behavior is important for applications such as miniaturized lasers for electro-optic applications where high dopant concentrations and high induced emission cross-sections are desirable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 December 1984
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0505, Advances in Optical Materials, (26 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.964634
Show Author Affiliations
L. M. Cook, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)
A. J. Marker III, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)
S. E. Stokowski, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0505:
Advances in Optical Materials
Solomon Musikant, Editor(s)

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