Crystal growth and optical assessment of Nd3+ : GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal

Guofu Wang, Zhoubin Lin, Zushu Hu, T.P.J. Han, H.G. Gallagher, J.-P.R. Wells

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Abstract

This paper reports the high-temperature top-seeded solution growth (TSSG) of large single crystal of Nd3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 from a K2Mo3O10-LiF flux cooled at a rate of 2 K/day and using a crystal rotation rate of 4.5 rpm. Thepolarized optical absorption and fluorescence spectra of Nd3+ : GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal have been investigated. Polarized absorption cross sections are 4.3x10-20 and 2.6x10-20 cm2 with band widths of 8.7 and 6.1 nm for σ- and π-polarization, respectively. The emission cross sections are 6.3x10-19 and 6.0x10-19 cm2 for σ- and π-polarization, respectively, at 1062 nm corresponding to the 4F3/24I11/2 transition. The fluorescence lifetime is 54.3 and 57 μs at 300 and 20 K, respectively.
LanguageEnglish
Pages755-760
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Crystal Growth
Volume233
Issue number4
Early online date28 Sep 2001
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2001

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Crystallization
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crystal growth
Fluorescence
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polarization
absorption cross sections
Light absorption
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optical spectrum
optical absorption
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Fluxes
bandwidth
absorption spectra
Bandwidth
life (durability)
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Keywords

  • aluminium compounds
  • crystal growth from solution
  • fluorescence
  • gadolinium compounds
  • impurity absorption spectra
  • infrared spectra
  • neodymium
  • optical materials
  • radiative lifetimes
  • visible spectra

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Wang, G., Lin, Z., Hu, Z., Han, T. P. J., Gallagher, H. G., & Wells, J-PR. (2001). Crystal growth and optical assessment of Nd3+ : GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal. Journal of Crystal Growth, 233(4), 755-760. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0248(01)01613-X
Wang, Guofu ; Lin, Zhoubin ; Hu, Zushu ; Han, T.P.J. ; Gallagher, H.G. ; Wells, J.-P.R. / Crystal growth and optical assessment of Nd3+ : GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal. In: Journal of Crystal Growth. 2001 ; Vol. 233, No. 4. pp. 755-760.
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Wang, G, Lin, Z, Hu, Z, Han, TPJ, Gallagher, HG & Wells, J-PR 2001, 'Crystal growth and optical assessment of Nd3+ : GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal' Journal of Crystal Growth, vol. 233, no. 4, pp. 755-760. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0022-0248(01)01613-X

Crystal growth and optical assessment of Nd3+ : GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal. / Wang, Guofu; Lin, Zhoubin; Hu, Zushu; Han, T.P.J.; Gallagher, H.G.; Wells, J.-P.R.

In: Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 233, No. 4, 31.12.2001, p. 755-760.

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