Vacuum ultraviolet optical properties of a micro-pulling-down-method grown Nd3+: (La0.9, Ba0.1) F2.9

Marilou Cadatal, Yusuke Furukawa, Young Seok Seo, Shingo Ono, Elmer Estacio, Hidetoshi Murakami, Yasushi Fujimoto, Nobuhiko Sarukura, Masahiro Nakatsuka, Kentaro Fukuda, Rayko Simura, Toshihisa Suyama, Akira Yoshikawa, Fumio Saito

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Nd3+: (La1-x, BaxF3- x(x = 0. 1) is efficiently grown by the micro-pulling-down method. Characterization of its optical properties reveals that it is transparent in the vacuum ultraviolet region with an absorption edge at around 180 nm. It has fluorescence centered at 175 nm with a bandwidth of 12 nm and a lifetime of 6.1 ns as measured by a vacuum ultraviolet streak camera and spectrometer combination. It is proposed to be suitable as a vacuum ultraviolet scintillator and a potential laser material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)B27-B31
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Jul

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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