25 September 1989 Growth And Characterization Of Nickel-Doped Garnets By The Laser-Heated Pedestal Growth Method
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In our search of novel materials for use in solid state tunable lasers operating in the near IR region we have grown, using the laser-heated pedestal growth method, crystals of Gd3Ga5O12 (GGG) and Gd3Sc2Ga3O12 (GSAG) doped with Ni and Zr, and also crystals of GGG doped with Ni, Zr and Nd. Analysis of the characterization data of these crystals indicates the presence of Ni2+ in both the octahedral and the tetrahedral sites. New garnet compositions are currently being investigated that would inhibit the incorporation of Ni2+ in the tetrahedral site since the presence of this center is undesirable for good laser performance.
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L. M . Thomas, D. M. Andrauskas, and H. R. Verdun "Growth And Characterization Of Nickel-Doped Garnets By The Laser-Heated Pedestal Growth Method", Proc. SPIE 1104, Growth, Characterization, and Applications of Laser Host and Nonlinear Crystals, (25 September 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.960583; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.960583
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