Applied Physics A

, Volume 38, Issue 4, pp 285–291 | Cite as

Spectral studies of Nd3+ and Er3+ ions in POCl3:SnCl4 laser liquid

  • S. V. J. Lakshman
  • L. Rama Moorthy
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The optical absorption spectra of triply ionized neodymium and erbium ions in POCl3∶SnCl4 laser liquid have been studied for the first time in the UV-VIS and NIR regions. Spectroscopic and Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters are evaluated from the observed band positions and their intensities. Radiative lifetimes and the luminescent branching ratios for the excited fluorescent levels of Nd3+ and Er3+ ions are theoretically estimated and the possible laser transitions are indicated. From the observed splittings of certain bands in the second-derivative spectrum of the Nd3+ ion, the crystal field (A20,A40) parameters are evaluated assumingC3h symmetry for the ion.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. V. J. Lakshman
    • 1
  • L. Rama Moorthy
    • 1
  1. 1.Spectroscopic and Chemical Physics Laboratories, Department of PhysicsS. V. UniversityTirupatiIndia

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