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4 October 2000 KGW:Nd, YAB:Nd, GdCOB:Nd: new active media for diode-pumped laser systems
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The paper describes growth of neodymium doped borate and tungstate single crystals and their optical and spectroscopic properties. Czochralski and top seeded solution growth techniques were used to crystalize Kgc1-xNdx(WO4)2 tungstate, and self-frequency doubling YAl3(BO3)4:Nd and Ca4GdO(BO3)3:Nd borates. Single crystals having good optical quality, free from inclusions, bubbles, or cracks were obtained. Transmission and luminescence spectra of investigated crystals were measured. The measurements of Nd3+ ions lifetime at the upper laser level for the samples of KGW:Nd, YAB:Nd, and GdCOB:Nd crystals were made by means of direct method with pulse excitation. The obtained results confirm usability of as-grown single crystals for construction of diode-pumped lasers.
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Zygmunt Mierczyk, Krzysztof Kopczynski, Andrzej Gietka, Andrzej Majchrowski, Tadeusz Lukasiewicz, and Jozef Zmija "KGW:Nd, YAB:Nd, GdCOB:Nd: new active media for diode-pumped laser systems", Proc. SPIE 4237, Laser Technology VI: Progress in Lasers, (4 October 2000);

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