Abstract

CeF3 and PrF3 single crystals are investigated as Faraday rotators for the UV-visible region. Their properties are compared with those of the industrial standard reference terbium-gallium-garnet (TGG) single crystal. In contrast to TGG, CeF3 exhibits a higher transparency in the whole near UV-visible-IR, and a remarkable higher figure of merit which rapidly increases towards the cutoff. In the case of PrF3, the transparency extends to even shorter wavelengths, and analogously to CeF3 its figure of merit increases notably in the UV. These results indicate the potential of CeF3 and PrF3 as optical isolators in the UV-visible, where at present there are no alternative candidates.

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2010 (1)

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

M. Geho, T. Sekijima, and T. Fujii, “Growth of terbium aluminum garnet (Tb3Al5O12; TAG) single crystals by the hybrid laser floating zone machine,” J. Cryst. Growth 267(1–2), 188–193 (2004).
[CrossRef]

K. Shimamura, E. G. Villora, S. Nakakita, M. Nikl, and N. Ichinose, “Growth and scintillation characteristics of CeF3, PrF3 and NdF3 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 264(1–3), 208–215 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

P. Dorenbos, “The 5d level positions of the trivalent lanthanides in inorganic compounds,” J. Lumin. 91(3–4), 155–176 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

J. R. Qiu, K. Tanaka, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Faraday effect in Tb3+-containing borate, fluoride and fluorophosphate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 193–198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

D. R. MacFarlane, C. R. Bradbury, P. J. Newman, and J. Javorniczky, “Faraday rotation in rare earth fluorozirconate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 199–204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1992 (1)

Y. Xu and M. Q. Duan, “Theory of Faraday rotation and susceptibility of rare-earth trifluorides,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 46(18), 11636–11641 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1984 (1)

C. Leycuras, H. Legall, M. Guillot, and A. Marchand, “Magnetic-susceptibility and Verdet constant in Rare-Earth trifluorides,” J. Appl. Phys. 55(6), 2161–2163 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

1966 (1)

J. C. Suits, B. E. Argyle, and M. J. Freiser, “Magneto-optical properties of materials containing divalent europium,” J. Appl. Phys. 37(3), 1391–1397 (1966).
[CrossRef]

1964 (3)

S. B. Berger, C. B. Rubinstein, C. R. Kurkjian, and A. W. Treptow, “Faraday rotation of rare-earth (III) phosphate glass,” Phys. Rev. 133(3A), A723–A727 (1964).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Rubinstein, L. G. Van Uitert, and W. H. Grodkiewicz, “Magneto-optical properties of rare earth (III) aluminum garnets,” J. Appl. Phys. 35(10), 3069 (1964).
[CrossRef]

R. C. Linares, “Growth of garnet laser crystals,” Solid State Commun. 2(8), 229–231 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Argyle, B. E.

J. C. Suits, B. E. Argyle, and M. J. Freiser, “Magneto-optical properties of materials containing divalent europium,” J. Appl. Phys. 37(3), 1391–1397 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Berger, S. B.

S. B. Berger, C. B. Rubinstein, C. R. Kurkjian, and A. W. Treptow, “Faraday rotation of rare-earth (III) phosphate glass,” Phys. Rev. 133(3A), A723–A727 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Bradbury, C. R.

D. R. MacFarlane, C. R. Bradbury, P. J. Newman, and J. Javorniczky, “Faraday rotation in rare earth fluorozirconate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 199–204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Castel, E.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chaminade, J.-P.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Dorenbos, P.

P. Dorenbos, “The 5d level positions of the trivalent lanthanides in inorganic compounds,” J. Lumin. 91(3–4), 155–176 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Duan, M. Q.

Y. Xu and M. Q. Duan, “Theory of Faraday rotation and susceptibility of rare-earth trifluorides,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 46(18), 11636–11641 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Freiser, M. J.

J. C. Suits, B. E. Argyle, and M. J. Freiser, “Magneto-optical properties of materials containing divalent europium,” J. Appl. Phys. 37(3), 1391–1397 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Fujii, T.

M. Geho, T. Sekijima, and T. Fujii, “Growth of terbium aluminum garnet (Tb3Al5O12; TAG) single crystals by the hybrid laser floating zone machine,” J. Cryst. Growth 267(1–2), 188–193 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Funaki, A.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Gabbe, D.

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Geho, M.

M. Geho, T. Sekijima, and T. Fujii, “Growth of terbium aluminum garnet (Tb3Al5O12; TAG) single crystals by the hybrid laser floating zone machine,” J. Cryst. Growth 267(1–2), 188–193 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Griffin, J. A.

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Grodkiewicz, W. H.

C. B. Rubinstein, L. G. Van Uitert, and W. H. Grodkiewicz, “Magneto-optical properties of rare earth (III) aluminum garnets,” J. Appl. Phys. 35(10), 3069 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Guillot, M.

C. Leycuras, H. Legall, M. Guillot, and A. Marchand, “Magnetic-susceptibility and Verdet constant in Rare-Earth trifluorides,” J. Appl. Phys. 55(6), 2161–2163 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Hatanaka, T.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hirao, K.

J. R. Qiu, K. Tanaka, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Faraday effect in Tb3+-containing borate, fluoride and fluorophosphate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 193–198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Ichinose, N.

K. Shimamura, E. G. Villora, S. Nakakita, M. Nikl, and N. Ichinose, “Growth and scintillation characteristics of CeF3, PrF3 and NdF3 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 264(1–3), 208–215 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Javorniczky, J.

D. R. MacFarlane, C. R. Bradbury, P. J. Newman, and J. Javorniczky, “Faraday rotation in rare earth fluorozirconate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 199–204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kito, T.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Kurkjian, C. R.

S. B. Berger, C. B. Rubinstein, C. R. Kurkjian, and A. W. Treptow, “Faraday rotation of rare-earth (III) phosphate glass,” Phys. Rev. 133(3A), A723–A727 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Latynina, A.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Legall, H.

C. Leycuras, H. Legall, M. Guillot, and A. Marchand, “Magnetic-susceptibility and Verdet constant in Rare-Earth trifluorides,” J. Appl. Phys. 55(6), 2161–2163 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Leung, S. Y.

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Leycuras, C.

C. Leycuras, H. Legall, M. Guillot, and A. Marchand, “Magnetic-susceptibility and Verdet constant in Rare-Earth trifluorides,” J. Appl. Phys. 55(6), 2161–2163 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Linares, R. C.

R. C. Linares, “Growth of garnet laser crystals,” Solid State Commun. 2(8), 229–231 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Linz, A.

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

MacFarlane, D. R.

D. R. MacFarlane, C. R. Bradbury, P. J. Newman, and J. Javorniczky, “Faraday rotation in rare earth fluorozirconate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 199–204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Marchand, A.

C. Leycuras, H. Legall, M. Guillot, and A. Marchand, “Magnetic-susceptibility and Verdet constant in Rare-Earth trifluorides,” J. Appl. Phys. 55(6), 2161–2163 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Molina, P.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. Vasyliev, P. Molina, E. G. Villora, and K. Shimamura, “Magneto-optical properties of Tb0.81Ca0.19F2.81 and Tb0.76Sr0.24F2.76 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. (to be published).

Morgret, R.

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Mythili, P.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nakakita, S.

K. Shimamura, E. G. Villora, S. Nakakita, M. Nikl, and N. Ichinose, “Growth and scintillation characteristics of CeF3, PrF3 and NdF3 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 264(1–3), 208–215 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Naoe, K.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Newman, P. J.

D. R. MacFarlane, C. R. Bradbury, P. J. Newman, and J. Javorniczky, “Faraday rotation in rare earth fluorozirconate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 199–204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nikl, M.

K. Shimamura, E. G. Villora, S. Nakakita, M. Nikl, and N. Ichinose, “Growth and scintillation characteristics of CeF3, PrF3 and NdF3 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 264(1–3), 208–215 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Qiu, J. R.

J. R. Qiu, K. Tanaka, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Faraday effect in Tb3+-containing borate, fluoride and fluorophosphate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 193–198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rubinstein, C. B.

S. B. Berger, C. B. Rubinstein, C. R. Kurkjian, and A. W. Treptow, “Faraday rotation of rare-earth (III) phosphate glass,” Phys. Rev. 133(3A), A723–A727 (1964).
[CrossRef]

C. B. Rubinstein, L. G. Van Uitert, and W. H. Grodkiewicz, “Magneto-optical properties of rare earth (III) aluminum garnets,” J. Appl. Phys. 35(10), 3069 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Sekijima, T.

M. Geho, T. Sekijima, and T. Fujii, “Growth of terbium aluminum garnet (Tb3Al5O12; TAG) single crystals by the hybrid laser floating zone machine,” J. Cryst. Growth 267(1–2), 188–193 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shimamura, K.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

K. Shimamura, E. G. Villora, S. Nakakita, M. Nikl, and N. Ichinose, “Growth and scintillation characteristics of CeF3, PrF3 and NdF3 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 264(1–3), 208–215 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Vasyliev, P. Molina, E. G. Villora, and K. Shimamura, “Magneto-optical properties of Tb0.81Ca0.19F2.81 and Tb0.76Sr0.24F2.76 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. (to be published).

Sugimoto, N.

J. R. Qiu, K. Tanaka, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Faraday effect in Tb3+-containing borate, fluoride and fluorophosphate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 193–198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Suits, J. C.

J. C. Suits, B. E. Argyle, and M. J. Freiser, “Magneto-optical properties of materials containing divalent europium,” J. Appl. Phys. 37(3), 1391–1397 (1966).
[CrossRef]

Tanaka, K.

J. R. Qiu, K. Tanaka, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Faraday effect in Tb3+-containing borate, fluoride and fluorophosphate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 193–198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Treptow, A. W.

S. B. Berger, C. B. Rubinstein, C. R. Kurkjian, and A. W. Treptow, “Faraday rotation of rare-earth (III) phosphate glass,” Phys. Rev. 133(3A), A723–A727 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Van Uitert, L. G.

C. B. Rubinstein, L. G. Van Uitert, and W. H. Grodkiewicz, “Magneto-optical properties of rare earth (III) aluminum garnets,” J. Appl. Phys. 35(10), 3069 (1964).
[CrossRef]

Vasyliev, V.

V. Vasyliev, P. Molina, E. G. Villora, and K. Shimamura, “Magneto-optical properties of Tb0.81Ca0.19F2.81 and Tb0.76Sr0.24F2.76 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. (to be published).

Veber, P.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Villora, E. G.

K. Shimamura, E. G. Villora, S. Nakakita, M. Nikl, and N. Ichinose, “Growth and scintillation characteristics of CeF3, PrF3 and NdF3 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 264(1–3), 208–215 (2004).
[CrossRef]

V. Vasyliev, P. Molina, E. G. Villora, and K. Shimamura, “Magneto-optical properties of Tb0.81Ca0.19F2.81 and Tb0.76Sr0.24F2.76 single crystals,” Opt. Mater. (to be published).

Víllora, E. G.

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Weber, M. J.

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Xu, Y.

Y. Xu and M. Q. Duan, “Theory of Faraday rotation and susceptibility of rare-earth trifluorides,” Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter 46(18), 11636–11641 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cryst. Growth Des. (1)

K. Shimamura, T. Kito, E. Castel, A. Latynina, P. Molina, E. G. Víllora, P. Mythili, P. Veber, J.-P. Chaminade, A. Funaki, T. Hatanaka, and K. Naoe, “Growth of {Tb3}[Sc2-xLux](Al3)O12 single crystals for visible-infrared optica isolators,” Cryst. Growth Des. 10(8), 3466–3470 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (4)

C. B. Rubinstein, L. G. Van Uitert, and W. H. Grodkiewicz, “Magneto-optical properties of rare earth (III) aluminum garnets,” J. Appl. Phys. 35(10), 3069 (1964).
[CrossRef]

C. Leycuras, H. Legall, M. Guillot, and A. Marchand, “Magnetic-susceptibility and Verdet constant in Rare-Earth trifluorides,” J. Appl. Phys. 55(6), 2161–2163 (1984).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Suits, B. E. Argyle, and M. J. Freiser, “Magneto-optical properties of materials containing divalent europium,” J. Appl. Phys. 37(3), 1391–1397 (1966).
[CrossRef]

M. J. Weber, R. Morgret, S. Y. Leung, J. A. Griffin, D. Gabbe, and A. Linz, “Magneto-optical properties of KTb3F10 and LiTbF4 crystals,” J. Appl. Phys. 49(6), 3464–3469 (1978).
[CrossRef]

J. Cryst. Growth (2)

K. Shimamura, E. G. Villora, S. Nakakita, M. Nikl, and N. Ichinose, “Growth and scintillation characteristics of CeF3, PrF3 and NdF3 single crystals,” J. Cryst. Growth 264(1–3), 208–215 (2004).
[CrossRef]

M. Geho, T. Sekijima, and T. Fujii, “Growth of terbium aluminum garnet (Tb3Al5O12; TAG) single crystals by the hybrid laser floating zone machine,” J. Cryst. Growth 267(1–2), 188–193 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lumin. (1)

P. Dorenbos, “The 5d level positions of the trivalent lanthanides in inorganic compounds,” J. Lumin. 91(3–4), 155–176 (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Non-Cryst. Solids (2)

D. R. MacFarlane, C. R. Bradbury, P. J. Newman, and J. Javorniczky, “Faraday rotation in rare earth fluorozirconate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 199–204 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. R. Qiu, K. Tanaka, N. Sugimoto, and K. Hirao, “Faraday effect in Tb3+-containing borate, fluoride and fluorophosphate glasses,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids 213-214, 193–198 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Mater. (1)

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption coefficient dispersion of PrF3, CeF3 and TGG single crystals.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Verdet constant as a function of the wavelength for PrF3 and CeF3 in comparison with TGG.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Inverse of the ratio (V/N) as a function of the wavelength square for PrF3 and CeF3 in comparison with TGG. The experimental points are fitted by a linear regression.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Figure of merit as a function of the wavelength for PrF3 and CeF3 in comparison with TGG.

Tables (1)

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Table 1 Coefficients for the Verdet Constant Dispersion of PrF3, CeF3 and TGG According to the Eq. (1), and the Respective RE3+ ion Concentrations N RE in the Crystals.

Equations (1)

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V = E λ 2 λ 0 2

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