J. Phys. IV France 119 (2004) 125-127
Spectroscopic characterization of Yb 3+- doped YLiF 4 laser single crystals grown by the Czochralski methodA. Bensalah1, Y. Guyot1, A. Brenier1, H. Sato2, T. Fukuda2 and G. Boulon1
1 Laboratoire de Physico Chimie des Matériaux Luminescents, UMR 5620 CNRS, Université Claude Bernard Lyon1, 69622 Villeurbanne, France
2 Institute for Multidisciplinary Research of Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
Spectroscopic properties of Yb 3+ ion in the YLiF 4 host with different concentrations are investigated at room and low temperature. Assignment of Yb 3+ energy levels is proposed. A first estimation of this host as laser material is done and a comparison with other oxides is presented.
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