Thermal and optical properties of Yb3+-doped y2O 3 single crystal grown by the micro-pulling-down method

Ji Hun Mun, Anis Jouini, Andrey Novoselov, Akira Yoshikawa, Tsuyoshi Kasamoto, Hiromich Ohta, Hiroyuki Shibata, Minoru Isshiki, Yoshio Waseda, Georges Boulon, Tsuguo Fukuda

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Refractory rare-earth sesquioxides (RE2O3, RE = Y, Lu, Se) are promising host materials for solid-state lasers due to low phonon energy and high thermal conductivity. In this work, we investigated thermodynamic properties of Yb3+-doped Y2O3 single crystals, doping level ≤ 15 mol% Yb3+ grown by the micro-pulling-down method (μ-PD). The thermal diffusivity lowers with increasing Yb3+ content from 7.2 to 2.37 × 10-6 m2 s-1, heat capacity from 0.44 to 0.403 J g-1 K-1, and thermal conductivity from 15.94 to 5.35 W m-1 K-1. Spectroscopic data are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5885-5888
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 7


  • Micro-pulling-down method
  • Rare-earth sesquioxides
  • Solid-state laser hosts
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Yb-doping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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