LiY0.3Lu0.7F4: Ce3+,Pr3+ Mixed Crystal as a Perspective Up-Conversionally Pumped UV Active Medium
Kazan Federal University, 18 Kremlevskaya str, Kazan 420000, Russia
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Published online: 25 September 2015
Investigation results of effective population of states of 5d-configuration of Ce3+ ions by energy transfer from Pr3+ ions in LiY0.3Lu0.7F4 (LYLF) crystals are discussed. The real concentrations of Pr3+ and Ce3+ ions in LYLF crystals are determined. Such parameters as excited 4f-5d state photoionization cross-section of Pr3+ ions, ground state cross-section of Ce3+ ions at 266 nm wavelengths and energy transfer coefficients of energy transfer from Pr3+ to Ce3+ ions were estimated. The results of pump-probe experiments on 5d-4f transitions of Ce3+ ions in LYLF crystals are presented. The optimal parameters for getting maximal gain on 5d-4f transitions of Ce3+ ions were determined by mathematical modeling.
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