Abstract

Mid-infrared (MIR) emissions of 2.4 and 3.5 m from Tm3+:LiYF4 single crystals attributed to 3H4->3H5 and 3H5->3F4 transitions as well as MIR emissions of 4.2, 4.3, and 4.5 \mu m from Nd3+: LiYF4 lasers attributed to 4I15/2->4I13/2,4I13/2->4I11/2, and 4I11/2->4I9/2 transitions, respectively, are observed. LiYF4 single crystals possess high transmittance of over 85% in the 2.5-6 \mu m range. The large emission crosssections of Tm-doped crystals at 2.4 \mu m (1.9\times 10-20 cm2) and Nd-doped crystals at 4.2 \mu m (0.84\times 10-20cm2) as well as the high rare-earth doping concentrations, excellent optical transmission, and chemicalphysical properties of the resultant samples indicate that Nd3+ and Tm3+ singly doped crystals may be promising materials for application in MIR lasers.

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J. Hu, H. Xia, H. Hu, Y. Zhang, and H. Jiang, J. Appl. Phys. 112, 073518 (2012).

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S. Dai, B. Peng, P. Zhang, T. Xu, X. Wang, Q. Nie, and X. Zhang, J. Non-Cryst. Solids. 356, 2424 (2010).

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X. Shu, T. Liu, G. Zhang, X. Chen, J. Qin, and C. Chen, Chin. J. Inorg. Chem. 22, 1163 (2006).

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F. Charpentier, F. Starecki, J. L. Doualan, P. Jovari, P. Camy, J. Troles, S. Belin, B. Bureau, and V. Nazabal, Mater. Lett. 101, 21 (2013).

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B. Yao, Y. Wang, and Q. Wang, Laser Technol. (in Chinese) 26, 217 (2002).

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H. Chen, S. Fan, H. Xia, and J. Xu, Mater. Sci. Lett. 21, 457 (2002).

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B. Yao, Y. Wang, and Q. Wang, Laser Technol. (in Chinese) 26, 217 (2002).

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X. Yu, H. Chen, S. Wang, Y. Zhou, A. Wu, and S. Dai, J Inorg. Mater. 26, 923 (2011).

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S. Dai, B. Peng, P. Zhang, T. Xu, X. Wang, Q. Nie, and X. Zhang, J. Non-Cryst. Solids. 356, 2424 (2010).

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X. Yu, H. Chen, S. Wang, Y. Zhou, A. Wu, and S. Dai, J Inorg. Mater. 26, 923 (2011).

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Chin. Opt. Lett. (2)

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A. Joullie and P. Christol, Comptes Rendus Physique 4, 621 (2003).

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X. Yu, H. Chen, S. Wang, Y. Zhou, A. Wu, and S. Dai, J Inorg. Mater. 26, 923 (2011).

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E. Virey, M. Couchaud, C. Faure, B. Ferrand, C. Wyon, and C. Borel, J. Alloys and Compd. 275, 311 (1998).

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. Hu, H. Xia, H. Hu, Y. Zhang, and H. Jiang, J. Appl. Phys. 112, 073518 (2012).

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S. Dai, B. Peng, P. Zhang, T. Xu, X. Wang, Q. Nie, and X. Zhang, J. Non-Cryst. Solids. 356, 2424 (2010).

Laser Technol. (in Chinese) (1)

B. Yao, Y. Wang, and Q. Wang, Laser Technol. (in Chinese) 26, 217 (2002).

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H. Chen, S. Fan, H. Xia, and J. Xu, Mater. Sci. Lett. 21, 457 (2002).

Opt. Mater. (1)

M. Ichikawa, Y. Ishikawa, T. Wakasugi, and K. Kadono, Opt. Mater. 35, 1941 (2013).

Photon. Res. (1)

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