J. Phys. IV France
Volume 12, Numéro 5, June 2002
Page(s) 223 - 225

J. Phys. IV France
12 (2002) Pr5-223
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020141

Optimization of Yb 3+-doped inorganic crystals for laser applications

A. Brenier and G. Boulon

Physical Chemistry of Luminescent Materials, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, UMR 5620 d u CNRS, bâtiment A. Kastler, 10 rue Ampère, 69622 Villeurbanne, France

We present the growth of several Yb 3+ doped crystals by various methods. We compare their laser performances with a theoretical model based on measured spectroscopic parameters and valid in CW regime. We have found that our evaluation differs from De Loach [1] in the nanosecond regime.

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