Comparative investigation of spectroscopic and laser emission characteristics under direct 885-nm pump of concentrated Nd:YAG ceramics and crystals
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- Lupei, V., Lupei, A., Pavel, N. et al. Appl Phys B (2001) 73: 757. doi:10.1007/s003400100695
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A high-resolution spectroscopic and emission-decay investigation of highly concentrated Nd:YAG single crystals and ceramics shows that the state of the Nd3+ ions and their interaction in these materials are similar and can be used for construction of efficient solid-state lasers directly pumped in the emitting level. This possibility is demonstrated by continuous-wave emission of concentrated Nd:YAG crystals with up to 3.5 at. % Nd and ceramics with up to 6.8 at. % Nd under resonant 885-nm end pump.