Abstract

Pulsed as well as cw laser action has been observed in a new host material for Nd3+ ions, Na+ beta″ alumina. The unusual characteristics of the material and its known physical properties are briefly described. Absorption spectra, fluorescence lifetime, laser-pulse shape, and peak emission wavelength are presented as experimental evidence, and comparisons are made with other Nd3+ host materials. Some exciting new possibilities for integrated-optics applications are explored.

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B. Dunn, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 223–226 (1983).
[CrossRef]

W. Carrilo-Cabrera, J. O. Thomas, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 245–248 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (3)

J. B. Bates, J-C. Wang, N. J. Dudney, Phys. Today 35(7), 46–53 (1982).
[CrossRef]

G. C. Farrington, B. Dunn, Solid State Ionics 7, 267–281 (1982).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Pedinoff, O. M. Stafsudd, Appl. Opt. 21, 518–521 (1982).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1980 (1)

J. P. Boilot, G. Collin, Ph. Colomban, R. Comes, Phys. Rev. B 22, 5912–5923 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, 19–46 (1979).
[CrossRef]

1976 (1)

M. Saruwatari, T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 584–591 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1973 (1)

R. B. Chesler, S. Singh, J. Appl. Phys. 44, 5441–5443 (1973).
[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

J. T. Kummer, Progr. Solid State Chem. 7, 141–175 (1972).
[CrossRef]

1971 (1)

W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 153–159 (1971).
[CrossRef]

1962 (1)

B. R. Judd, Phys. Rev. 127, 750–761 (1962).
[CrossRef]

1948 (1)

J. Hoogshagen, A. J. Gorter, Physica 14, 197–206 (1948).
[CrossRef]

Bates, J. B.

J. B. Bates, J-C. Wang, N. J. Dudney, Phys. Today 35(7), 46–53 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Boilot, J. P.

J. P. Boilot, G. Collin, Ph. Colomban, R. Comes, Phys. Rev. B 22, 5912–5923 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Burrus, C. A.

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, 19–46 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Carrilo-Cabrera, W.

W. Carrilo-Cabrera, J. O. Thomas, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 245–248 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Chesler, R. B.

R. B. Chesler, S. Singh, J. Appl. Phys. 44, 5441–5443 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Collin, G.

J. P. Boilot, G. Collin, Ph. Colomban, R. Comes, Phys. Rev. B 22, 5912–5923 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Colomban, Ph.

J. P. Boilot, G. Collin, Ph. Colomban, R. Comes, Phys. Rev. B 22, 5912–5923 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Comes, R.

J. P. Boilot, G. Collin, Ph. Colomban, R. Comes, Phys. Rev. B 22, 5912–5923 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Dudney, N. J.

J. B. Bates, J-C. Wang, N. J. Dudney, Phys. Today 35(7), 46–53 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Dunn, B.

B. Dunn, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 223–226 (1983).
[CrossRef]

G. C. Farrington, B. Dunn, Solid State Ionics 7, 267–281 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Farrington, G. C.

W. Carrilo-Cabrera, J. O. Thomas, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 245–248 (1983).
[CrossRef]

B. Dunn, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 223–226 (1983).
[CrossRef]

G. C. Farrington, B. Dunn, Solid State Ionics 7, 267–281 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Gorter, A. J.

J. Hoogshagen, A. J. Gorter, Physica 14, 197–206 (1948).
[CrossRef]

Hoogshagen, J.

J. Hoogshagen, A. J. Gorter, Physica 14, 197–206 (1948).
[CrossRef]

Judd, B. R.

B. R. Judd, Phys. Rev. 127, 750–761 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Kaminskii, A. A.

A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1981), p. 327.

Kimura, T.

M. Saruwatari, T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 584–591 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Krupke, W.

W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 153–159 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Kummer, J. T.

J. T. Kummer, Progr. Solid State Chem. 7, 141–175 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Pedinoff, M. E.

Saruwatari, M.

M. Saruwatari, T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 584–591 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Singh, S.

R. B. Chesler, S. Singh, J. Appl. Phys. 44, 5441–5443 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Stafsudd, O. M.

Stone, J.

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, 19–46 (1979).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, J. O.

W. Carrilo-Cabrera, J. O. Thomas, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 245–248 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Wang, J-C.

J. B. Bates, J-C. Wang, N. J. Dudney, Phys. Today 35(7), 46–53 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Fiber Integrated Opt. (1)

J. Stone, C. A. Burrus, Fiber Integrated Opt. 2, 19–46 (1979).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

M. Saruwatari, T. Kimura, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 584–591 (1976).
[CrossRef]

W. Krupke, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-7, 153–159 (1971).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

R. B. Chesler, S. Singh, J. Appl. Phys. 44, 5441–5443 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. (1)

B. R. Judd, Phys. Rev. 127, 750–761 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (1)

J. P. Boilot, G. Collin, Ph. Colomban, R. Comes, Phys. Rev. B 22, 5912–5923 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Today (1)

J. B. Bates, J-C. Wang, N. J. Dudney, Phys. Today 35(7), 46–53 (1982).
[CrossRef]

Physica (1)

J. Hoogshagen, A. J. Gorter, Physica 14, 197–206 (1948).
[CrossRef]

Progr. Solid State Chem. (1)

J. T. Kummer, Progr. Solid State Chem. 7, 141–175 (1972).
[CrossRef]

Solid State Ionics (3)

G. C. Farrington, B. Dunn, Solid State Ionics 7, 267–281 (1982).
[CrossRef]

B. Dunn, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 223–226 (1983).
[CrossRef]

W. Carrilo-Cabrera, J. O. Thomas, G. C. Farrington, Solid State Ionics 9/10, 245–248 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

A. A. Kaminskii, Laser Crystals (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1981), p. 327.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Fluorescent lifetime versus Nd3+ doping concentration.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Absorption spectrum of Nd3+-doped beta″ alumina.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Pump power versus laser output power for the pulsed and cw cases.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal behavior of the laser output pulse.

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Table 1 Excitation Spectrum

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