Comparative study of optical and scintillation properties of Tm 3+:YAG, and Tm3+:LuAG single crystals

Yutaka Fujimoto, Makoto Sugiyama, Takayuki Yanagida, Shingo Wakahara, Shotaro Suzuki, Shunsuke Kurosawa, Valery Chani, Akira Yoshikawa

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The optical and scintillation properties of Tm3+-doped yttrium aluminum garnet Y3Al5O12 (YAG) and Tm 3+-doped lutetium aluminum garnet Lu3Al5O 12 (LuAG) are compared. The Tm3+-doped single crystals were grown by the micro-pulling down (μ-PD) technique. Both crystals demonstrated some emission peaks originated from 4f-4f forbidden transition of Tm3+ under 241Am alpha-ray excitation. The scintillation decay time of Tm3+-doped YAG was similar to that of LuAG. When irradiated by the gamma-rays from a 137Cs source, the relative scintillation light yields of Tm:YAG was 90% greater than that of Tm:LuAG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2023-2026
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Sep


  • Garnet
  • Micro-pulling down (μ-PD)
  • Scintillators
  • Single crystal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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