Optical performance of Yb3+ in LiNbO3 laser crystals
|Luisa E. Bausá , María O. Ramírez|
Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM), Cantoblanco, Madrid 28034, Spain
Yb3+ doped materials are recently attracting much attention as potential solid state laser materials due to the particular characteristics provided by the energy level scheme of this ion. Among others, its special electronic configuration makes the 4f electrons less shielded than in other ions of the lanthanide series, showing a higher tendency to interact with the lattice and neighbour ions. Thus, laser action from Yb3+ doped systems shows several interesting properties such as the possibility of a certain tunability range.
Presentation: invited oral at E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003, Symposium A, by Luisa E. Bausa Lopez
See On-line Journal of E-MRS Fall Meeting 2003
Submitted: 2003-05-13 14:32 Revised: 2009-06-08 12:55