Crystal growth and thermal conductivity of an Tm3+-doped Y2O3 for IR eye-safe laser

J. H. Mun, A. Jouini, A. Novoselov, Akira Yoshikawa, T. Fukuda

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Refractory undoped and Tm3+-doped (0.15, 1, 3 and 5 mol.%) Y2O3 single crystals were grown by the micro-pulling-down method. Chemical analysis showed a homogeneous distribution of Tm3+ dopant along the crystal rod. The dependence of thermal conductivity on Tm3+ concentration in Tm3+: Y2O3 was characterized. The value decreases when the Tm3+ concentration increases in the host but still stays high enough (7.46 Wm-1K-1) when doped with Tm3+ (5 mol.%), which represents a promising material for an infrared eye-safe laser application.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-172
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Ceramic Processing Research
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Aug 5


  • Crystal growth from the melt
  • Micro-pulling-down method
  • Rare-earth sesquioxides
  • Solid-state laser host
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Tm activator

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites

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