Abstract

Oscillation at 5.5μm wavelength has been investigated in the low-phonon, moisture-resistant RbPb2Cl5:Dy3+ crystal in free-running mode at room temperature. In line with our knowledge this is the longest laser wavelength for a rare-earth doped crystal that does not require any special precautions for survival. Spectra and kinetics of luminescence of the new laser crystal were investigated under pumping to 1.3 μm absorption band, corresponding to lasing experiments. Emission cross sections were determined for mid-IR transitions. It was found that emission cross section on the 6H9/2+6F11/26H11/2 laser transition at 5.5 μm wavelength is as high as 0.6×10−20cm2.

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2006 (2)

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, L. N. Butvina, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shestakov, "Preparation and optical properties of rare-earth-activated akali metal lead chloride crystals," Inorg. Mater. 42, 81-88 (2006).

2004 (1)

2001 (1)

1995 (1)

K. Nitsch, M. Dusek, M. Nikl, K. Polak, and M. Rodova, "Ternary alkali lead chlorides: crystal growth, crystal structure, absorption and emission properties," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 30, 1-22 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Butvina, L. N.

N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, L. N. Butvina, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shestakov, "Preparation and optical properties of rare-earth-activated akali metal lead chloride crystals," Inorg. Mater. 42, 81-88 (2006).

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

Dianov, E. M.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

Dusek, M.

K. Nitsch, M. Dusek, M. Nikl, K. Polak, and M. Rodova, "Ternary alkali lead chlorides: crystal growth, crystal structure, absorption and emission properties," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 30, 1-22 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Isaenko, L. I.

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, Crystalline Lasers: Physical Progresses and Operating Schemes (CRC Press, 1996).

Krupke, W. F.

Lichkova, N. V.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, L. N. Butvina, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shestakov, "Preparation and optical properties of rare-earth-activated akali metal lead chloride crystals," Inorg. Mater. 42, 81-88 (2006).

Nikl, M.

K. Nitsch, M. Dusek, M. Nikl, K. Polak, and M. Rodova, "Ternary alkali lead chlorides: crystal growth, crystal structure, absorption and emission properties," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 30, 1-22 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nitsch, K.

K. Nitsch, M. Dusek, M. Nikl, K. Polak, and M. Rodova, "Ternary alkali lead chlorides: crystal growth, crystal structure, absorption and emission properties," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 30, 1-22 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Nostrand, M. C.

Okhrimchuk, A. G.

N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, L. N. Butvina, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shestakov, "Preparation and optical properties of rare-earth-activated akali metal lead chloride crystals," Inorg. Mater. 42, 81-88 (2006).

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

Page, R. H.

Payne, S. A.

Polak, K.

K. Nitsch, M. Dusek, M. Nikl, K. Polak, and M. Rodova, "Ternary alkali lead chlorides: crystal growth, crystal structure, absorption and emission properties," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 30, 1-22 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Rademaker, K.

Rodova, M.

K. Nitsch, M. Dusek, M. Nikl, K. Polak, and M. Rodova, "Ternary alkali lead chlorides: crystal growth, crystal structure, absorption and emission properties," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 30, 1-22 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Shestakov, A. V.

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, L. N. Butvina, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shestakov, "Preparation and optical properties of rare-earth-activated akali metal lead chloride crystals," Inorg. Mater. 42, 81-88 (2006).

Yelisseyev, A. P.

Zagorodnev, V. N.

N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, L. N. Butvina, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shestakov, "Preparation and optical properties of rare-earth-activated akali metal lead chloride crystals," Inorg. Mater. 42, 81-88 (2006).

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

Inorg. Mater. (1)

N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, L. N. Butvina, A. G. Okhrimchuk, and A. V. Shestakov, "Preparation and optical properties of rare-earth-activated akali metal lead chloride crystals," Inorg. Mater. 42, 81-88 (2006).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. (1)

K. Nitsch, M. Dusek, M. Nikl, K. Polak, and M. Rodova, "Ternary alkali lead chlorides: crystal growth, crystal structure, absorption and emission properties," Prog. Cryst. Growth Charact. Mater. 30, 1-22 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron. (1)

A. G. Okhrimchuk, L. N. Butvina, E. M. Dianov, N. V. Lichkova, V. N. Zagorodnev, and A. V. Shestakov, "New laser transition in the RbPb2Cl5:Pr3+ crystal in the 2.3-2.5μm wavelength range," Quantum Electron. 36, 41-44 (2006).

Other (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, Crystalline Lasers: Physical Progresses and Operating Schemes (CRC Press, 1996).

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