Role of monovalent alkali ions in the Yb3+ centers of CaF 2 laser crystals

Sana Hraiech, Anis Jouini, Kyoung Jin Kim, Yannick Guyot, Akira Yoshikawa, Georges Boulon

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Abstract

Yb3+ and M+ monovalent alkali ions (M+ = Li+, Na+, K+)-co-doped CaF2 cubic laser crystals were grown by the micro-pulling-down method (μ-PD) under CF4 atmosphere. Structural and spectroscopic characterizations of Yb3+ in substitution of Ca2+ (absorption, emission and decay curves) were carried out to study the effect of M+ ions as charge compensators.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-327
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Measurements
Volume45
Issue number3-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Mar 1

Keywords

  • CaF
  • Charge compensator
  • Crystal growth
  • Laser crystal
  • Multisites
  • Spectroscopy
  • Ytterbium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Instrumentation

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