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Title: Ytterbium- and neodymium-doped vanadate laser hose crystals having the apatite crystal structure

Abstract

Yb[sup 3+] and Nd[sup 3+] doped Sr[sub 5](VO[sub 4])[sub 3]F crystals serve as useful infrared laser media that exhibit low thresholds of oscillation and high slope efficiencies, and can be grown with high optical quality. These laser media possess unusually high absorption and emission cross sections, which provide the crystals with the ability to generate greater gain for a given amount of pump power. Many related crystals such as Sr[sub 5](VO[sub 4])[sub 3]F crystals doped with other rare earths, transition metals, or actinides, as well as the many structural analogs of Sr[sub 5](VO[sub 4])[sub 3]F, where the Sr[sup 2+] and F[sup [minus]] ions are replaced by related chemical species, have similar properties. 7 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7163472
Patent Number(s):
5341389 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-072951
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy, Washington, DC (United States) PTO; EDB-94-132717
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 8 Jun 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; SOLID STATE LASERS; INFRARED RADIATION; LASER MATERIALS; DOPED MATERIALS; FLUORINE COMPOUNDS; NEODYMIUM IONS; STRONTIUM COMPOUNDS; VANADATES; YTTERBIUM IONS; ALKALINE EARTH METAL COMPOUNDS; CHARGED PARTICLES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; HALOGEN COMPOUNDS; IONS; LASERS; MATERIALS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RADIATIONS; TRANSITION ELEMENT COMPOUNDS; VANADIUM COMPOUNDS; 426002* - Engineering- Lasers & Masers- (1990-)

Citation Formats

Payne, S.A., Kway, W.L., DeLoach, L.D., Krupke, W.F., and Chai, B.H.T. Ytterbium- and neodymium-doped vanadate laser hose crystals having the apatite crystal structure. United States: N. p., 1994. Web.
Payne, S.A., Kway, W.L., DeLoach, L.D., Krupke, W.F., & Chai, B.H.T. Ytterbium- and neodymium-doped vanadate laser hose crystals having the apatite crystal structure. United States.
Payne, S.A., Kway, W.L., DeLoach, L.D., Krupke, W.F., and Chai, B.H.T. Tue . "Ytterbium- and neodymium-doped vanadate laser hose crystals having the apatite crystal structure". United States.
@article{osti_7163472,
title = {Ytterbium- and neodymium-doped vanadate laser hose crystals having the apatite crystal structure},
author = {Payne, S.A. and Kway, W.L. and DeLoach, L.D. and Krupke, W.F. and Chai, B.H.T.},
abstractNote = {Yb[sup 3+] and Nd[sup 3+] doped Sr[sub 5](VO[sub 4])[sub 3]F crystals serve as useful infrared laser media that exhibit low thresholds of oscillation and high slope efficiencies, and can be grown with high optical quality. These laser media possess unusually high absorption and emission cross sections, which provide the crystals with the ability to generate greater gain for a given amount of pump power. Many related crystals such as Sr[sub 5](VO[sub 4])[sub 3]F crystals doped with other rare earths, transition metals, or actinides, as well as the many structural analogs of Sr[sub 5](VO[sub 4])[sub 3]F, where the Sr[sup 2+] and F[sup [minus]] ions are replaced by related chemical species, have similar properties. 7 figs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1994},
month = {8}
}