High Pressure Properties of Some Laser Materials

  • B. Canny
  • J. C. Chervin
  • D. Curie
  • J. Gonzalez
  • D. Berry
  • S. A. Ho


Some recent results on the effects of hydrostatic pressure on laser materials are briefly described. Ruby-type laser materials show similar red shifts of the R — lines, but in addition drastic changes in the intensities of satellite lines and/or in the intensities of the quartet 4T2 band versus the doublet 2E emission are found. In the case of vibronic bands, changes in the Huang-Rhys coupling constant occur and this effect is usually larger than the shift of the individual vibronic lines. In addition, in the case of GaAs:Cr for instance, new bands appear when pressure is applied, either in absorption or in emission spectra. Effects of pressure on the band gap variation in semi-conductors are also reviewed.


Hydrostatic Pressure Normal Pressure Laser Material Diamond Anvil Cell Satellite Line 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Canny
    • 1
  • J. C. Chervin
    • 1
  • D. Curie
    • 1
  • J. Gonzalez
    • 1
    • 4
  • D. Berry
    • 2
  • S. A. Ho
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique des Milieux Tres CondensesUniversite Paris VIParis cedex 05France
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentUniversity of DelawareNewarkUSA
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentUniversity of PekingPekingChina
  4. 4.Universidad de los AndresMeridaVenezuela

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