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Ytterbium and Erbium Co-doped Rare-Earth Aluminum Borate Crystals as New Materials for Eye-Safe Lasers: Flux Growth and Characterization

  • N. I. LeonyukEmail author
  • V. V. Maltsev
  • E. A. Volkova
  • E. V. Koporulina
  • N. V. Kuleshov
  • V. E. Kisel
  • K. N. Gorbachenya
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Abstract

Phase relationships in RAl3(BO3)4-(K2Mo3O10-R2O3-B2O3) pseudo-quaternary systems (R = Y, Gd, Er, Yb, Lu) have been studied in the temperature range from 1150 °С to 900 °С, and the results obtained for 25–17 wt.% RAl3(BO3)4 (RAB) concentrations were presented graphically as their projections onto the cross section at 900 °C of temperature-composition diagram. Er,Yb co-doped single crystals were grown on dipped “point” seeds. The absorption spectra of (Er,Yb):RAB crystals were measured at room temperature. The optical and emission spectrum and lifetime of the 4I13/2 energy level were determined. From the spectroscopic point of view, Er-Yb co-doped RAB material looks promising as a gain medium for compact diode-pumped lasers operating in the 1500–1600 nm eye-safe spectral range.

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Acknowledgment

At different stages from the 1990’s through nowadays, research works on crystal growth and basic characterization of particular compounds were performed at Moscow State University by the authors with participation of students and colleagues. We sincerely grateful all of them, and our special thanks to E.Yu.Borovikova, A.I. Jilyaeva, V.S. Kurazhkovskaya, L.V. Nekrasova, O.V. Pilipenko, D.A. Naprasnikov, O.V. Kolganova and V.Yu. Markin for fruitful collaboration. This research work was supported, in part, by the RFBR grants Nos. 18-05-01085 and 18-52-00046.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. I. Leonyuk
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. V. Maltsev
    • 1
  • E. A. Volkova
    • 1
  • E. V. Koporulina
    • 1
  • N. V. Kuleshov
    • 2
  • V. E. Kisel
    • 2
  • K. N. Gorbachenya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Crystallography and Crystal Chemistry, Geological FacultyMSUMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Center for Optical Materials and TechnologiesBNTUMinskBelarus

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