Abstract

We grew high-quality Yb:YVO4, Yb:GdVO4 and Yb:LuVO4 by the floating zone method. Favorable optical properties were measured with these crystals. Maximum absorption coefficient and fluorescence bandwidth of 27cm-1 and 20nm (FWHM) were observed for Yb:LuVO4.

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