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Nonlinear Optical Properties and Fluorescence Quenching in NdGd-Borate Laser Crystals

Abstract

Recently grown rare earth borate laser crystals (e.g. NdA13(BO3)4) show second harmonic generation (SHG) comparable to that of LiNbO3. The SHG efficiency is reduced at higher Nd3+ concentrations In NdxGd1−xA13(BO3)4 crystals. Variation of the Nd3+ concentration results in a change of the fluorescence lifetime τ for NdxGd1−xAl3(BO3)4 between τ = 48 ± 3 μsec (x = 0,01) and T = 19 ± 1 μsec (x = 1) due to concentration quenching. These nonlinear optical materials are able to form a SHG laser.

Keywords

Second Harmonic Generation Fluorescence Quenching Fluorescence Lifetime Nonlinear Optical Property Laser Crystal 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Lutz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte PhysikHamburg 36Germany

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