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Crystal growth and optical assessment of Nd3+:GdAl3 (BO3)4 crystal

Wang, Guofu and Lin, Zhoubin and Hu, Zushu and Han, T.P.J. and Gallagher, Hugh Gerald and Wells, J.P.R. (2001) Crystal growth and optical assessment of Nd3+:GdAl3 (BO3)4 crystal. Journal of Crystal Growth, 233 (2001). pp. 755-760. ISSN 0022-0248

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This paper reports the high-temperature top-seeded solution growth (TSSG) of large single crystal of Nd3+-doped GdAl3(BO3)4 froma K2Mo3O10-LiF flux cooled at a rate of 2 K/day and using a crystal rotation rate of 4.5 rpm. The polarized optical absorption and fluorescence spectra of Nd3+ : GdAl3(BO3)4 crystal have been investigated. Polarized absorption cross sections are 4.31020 and 2.61020 cm2 with band widths of 8.7 and 6.1 nmfor s- and p-polarization, respectively. The emission cross sections are 6.31019 and 6.01019 cm2 for s- and p-polarization, respectively, at 1062 nmcorresponding to the 4F3/2-4I11/2 transition. The fluorescence lifetime is 54.3 and 57 ms at 300 and 20 K, respectively.