Optical properties of transition metal ion-doped MgAl2O 4 spinel for laser application

Anis Jouini, Akira Yoshikawa, Alain Brenier, Tsuguo Fukuda, Georges Boulon

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Ti and Mn-doped MgAl2O4 spinel have been successfully grown by the micro-pulling-down method and spectroscopic properties have been investigated in view of the potential use as a short-wavelength tunable solid-state laser. Strong blue emission is observed from Ti-doped MgAl 2O4 and green emission from a Mn-doped one. The optimum conditions to obtain the strongest emission were studied by changing the doping concentration. These two broad emission bands around 455 nm for Ti (decay time of 5.7 μs) and 518 nm for Mn (decay time of 6.11 ms) were obtained by pumping in the UV region at 266 nm and 355 nm, respectively. Discussion is submitted to assign the origins of each type of fluorescence in spinel. Ni 2+-doped crystal exhibits a broad absorption band at around 980 nm suitable for InGaAs laser diode pumping and a broad emission band in the near infrared with two decay times at 210 μs and 850 μs respectively and high quantum yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1380-1383
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event10th Europhysical Conference on Defects in Insulating Materials, EURODIM 2006 - Milano, Italy
Duration: 2006 Jul 102006 Jul 14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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