Nd3+:LaF3 as a step-wise excited scintillator for femtosecond ultraviolet pulses

Tomoharu Nakazato, Marilou Cadatal-Raduban, Kohei Yamanoi, Misuki Tsuboi, Yusuke Furukawa, Minh Pham, Elmer Estacio, Toshihiko Shimizu, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Kentaro Fukuda, Toshihisa Suyama, Takayuki Yanagida, Yuui Yokota, Akira Yoshikawa, Fumio Saito

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Vacuum ultraviolet fluorescence from Czochralski method-grown Nd 3+:LaF3 excited by 290 nm femtosecond pulses from a Ti:sapphire laser is reported. Peak emission at 175 nm with 7 ns lifetime is observed. This decay time would be one of the fastest among solid-state, inorganic scintillators. Laser emission in the VUV region may also be achievable by pumping with existing ultraviolet solid-state lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5485134
Pages (from-to)1208-1210
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science
Issue number3 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun


  • Fluorescence
  • Fluoride crystal
  • Nd-doped
  • Scintillator
  • Vacuum ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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