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Title: Single crystal growth of Yb doped NaGd(WO{sub 4}){sub 2} and structural and spectroscopic studies

High quality single crystals of NaGd(WO{sub 4}){sub 2} doped with 5 mol % Yb and oriented along <001> have been grown by the Czochralski technique in Ar atmosphere. The tetragonal space group I41/a accounts for all the reflections observed in the powder X-ray diffraction analysis. Polarized optical spectroscopy at room temperature revealed a direction dependence of absorption at different wavelength. As a novel uniaxial laser host for Yb{sup 3+}, NaGd(WO{sub 4}){sub 2} is characterized with respect to its transparency and band-edge. The emission spectrum of Yb{sup 3+} (excitation: 980-990 nm diode laser) was also recorded.
Authors:
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  1. Technical Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai-400085 (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22269288
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1591; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 58. DAE solid state physics symposium 2013, Patiala, Punjab (India), 17-21 Dec 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; ABSORPTION; DOPED MATERIALS; EMISSION SPECTRA; EXCITATION; LASERS; MONOCRYSTALS; OPACITY; POWDERS; REFLECTION; SPACE GROUPS; SPECTROSCOPY; TUNGSTATES; WAVELENGTHS; X-RAY DIFFRACTION; YTTERBIUM IONS