GLASS LASER RESEARCH
Annual technical rept. May 1962-June 1963
CORNING GLASS WORKS NY
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A study of the spectral properties of neodymium doped glasses has been undertaken. The work consists of an extensive study of a wide variety of different glass compositions in parallel with a detailed study of the spectral properties of one glass. Emphasis has been on silicate glasses, especially on those which could be manufactured on a moderately large scale. As a result of this study, the main features of the influence of glass properties on spectral properties are now known. The silicates show the longest lifetimes and most intense fluorescence, while the borates show the shortest lifetimes and weakest flourescence. Since oscillator strengths are about equal for all glasses studied, the borates are apparently quenched. In addition to gross compositional effects, certain impurities such as iron, copper, and nickel, quench the neodymium fluorescence.
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