Growth and spectroscopic analysis of Yb3+-doped Y 3Al5O12 fiber single crystals

A. Yoshikawa, G. Boulon, L. Laversenne, H. Canibano, K. Lebbou, A. Collombet, Y. Guyot, T. Fukuda

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Two major single crystal fiber growth methods were applied on Yb:YAG to show the feasibility of flexible single crystal laser fibers. A deep analysis on the assignment of Yb3+ energy levels followed by a detailed discussion was presented. A combinatorial chemistry approach was applied on concentration gradient crystal fibers which were grown by the laser heated pedestal growth (LHPG) method. A concentration gradient method allowed the measurement of the Yb3+ intrinsic radiative lifetime of 0.950±0.001 ms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5479-5488
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Nov 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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