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Optical Characterization of Erbium Doped KY3F10 Fluoride Single Crystals

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Preparation and optical characterisation of Erbium doped KY3F10 single crystals are reported. The crystals were grown using the Czochralski pulling technique. The single phase was controlled by X-ray diffraction analysis. Room temperature optical spectra were recorded between 200 and 1600 nm. They were used to fit the three phenomenological Judd-Ofelt (JO) parameters Ωt (t = 2, 4, 6). The emission transition probabilities, branching ratios and radiative lifetimes are then deduced. The possibility to use such material for laser emissions is discussed.

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S. Khiari, F. Bendjedaa and M. Diaf, "Optical Characterization of Erbium Doped KY3F10 Fluoride Single Crystals," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 1, 2013, pp. 13-17. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.31003.


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