Accession Number:

ADA200751

Title:

Preparation, Structure, and Spectroscopic Properties of Nd(3+): (La(1-x) Lu(x))3(Lu(1-y)Ga(y))2Ga3O12 Crystals

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIV STILLWATER DEPT OF PHYSICS

Report Date:

1988-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Single crystals of lanthanum lutetium gallium garnet LaLuGaG were grown by the Czochralski pulling technique. Xray diffraction and elemental analysis performed on these samples indicate that these garnets do not form with simple stoichiometry described as La3Lu2Ga3O12 but with increased Lu concentration in the dodecahedral site and Ga occupancy in the octahedral site. Optical absorption and fluorescence spectra confirm these results, showing inhomogeneous broadening of the spectral lines of Nd3. Various laser gain measurements were performed on La1-xLux3Lu1-yGay2Ga3O12 crystals containing 4.3 and 1.3 at. Nd3 to determine the usefulness of this material as a laser. No optical gain was observed. Time-resolved, site-selection spectroscopy measurements were performed to determine the effects of ion ion interaction, and show the presence of very weak energy transfer between ions in nonequivalent crystal-field sites. Two-photon excitation spectroscopy measurements demonstrate the presence of very strong two-photon-absorption transitions, which prevents lasing in this garnet. Reprints.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE