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Optical properties of lanthanides ions in low vibrational frequency solvents
Author(s): Harvey Rutt
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Paper Abstract

Laser action in Neodymium doped inorganic aprotic solvents POC13 and Se0C12 has been known formany years, but there has been little work in this field recently. Very little work has been reportedon ions other than Nd3+. The ability to readily change the dopant, vary concentrations, add co-dopantsetc at low cost is attractive, and using modern laser techniques it is possible that these materialsmight again be useful. In particular there are a variety of possible solvents which have not beenexploited to date which offer the possibility of tailoring the non-radiative rates of the various levelsfor the particular transition required.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1993
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 2104, 18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 21042D (30 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2298517
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Harvey Rutt, Univ. of Southampton (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2104:
18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
James R. Birch; Terence J. Parker, Editor(s)

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