J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C4-561-C4-564
Neodymium doped SrLaAlO4. A new promising crystal for laser applicationW. RYBA-ROMANOWSKI1, S. GOLAB1, G. DOMINIAK-DZIK1, A. PAJACZKOWSKA2 and M. BERKOWSKI3
1 Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wroclaw, Poland
2 Institute of Electronic Materials Technology, Warsaw, Poland
3 Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
Single crystals of neodymium doped SrLaAlO4 have been grown by the Czochralski method and investigated using the methods of optical spectroscopy. Absorption band centered at 806nm is particularly intense in this crystal and this feature seems to be advantageous for side pumping with GaAlAs laser diode bars. Available spectroscopic data indicate that excited states absorption might be of low importance in SrLaAlO4:Nd.
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