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Applied Physics B

, Volume 68, Issue 5, pp 813–817 | Cite as

The effect of doping and processing conditions on the optical performance of Rh:BaTiO3

  • M. Kaczmarek
  • R.W. Eason
  • I. Mnushkina
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Abstract.

We demonstrate the advantages of using high levels of rhodium (2000–3200 ppm) to dope barium titanate for achieving finite absorption coefficients (0.36 cm-1), high two-beam coupling gain (11.5 cm-1), and acceptable response time (7 s) at 1.06 μm. We also report on the mass spectroscopy measurements on Rh:BaTiO3 samples indicating a small segregation coefficient for rhodium (below 0.01) and the presence of a relatively large concentration (6000 ppm) of unintentionally added strontium.

PACS: 42.25.Bs; 42.70.Nq; 85.40.Ry 

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© Springer-Verlag 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kaczmarek
    • 1
  • R.W. Eason
    • 2
  • I. Mnushkina
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Physics, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4QL, UK (Fax: +44-1392/264-111, E-mail: M.Kaczmarek@exeter.ac.uk)UK
  2. 2.Optoelectronics Research Centre and Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UKUK
  3. 3.Deltronic Crystal Industries Inc, 60 Harding Avenue, Dover, NJ 07801, USAUS

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