Spectroscopic properties and quenching processes of Yb3+ in Fluoride single crystals for laser applications

A. Bensalah, M. Ito, Y. Guyot, C. Goutaudier, A. Jouini, A. Brenier, H. Sato, T. Fukuda, G. Boulon

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Spectroscopic characterization is carried out to identify Stark's levels of Yb3+ transitions in several fluoride crystals grown either by the Czochralski technique or by the laser-heated pedestal growth method. Yb3+ concentration dependence of the decay time is analyzed in order to understand involved concentration quenching mechanisms. Laser tests under saphire:Ti pumping are presented for all our materials as well as under diode pumping for Yb:CaF2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)444-446
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Luminescence
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan


  • Excited state dynamic
  • Fluoride single crystals
  • Laser
  • Yb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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