New nonlinear optical and laser crystals of borate family

Nikolay I. Leonyuk*, Jiyang Wang, Judith M. Dawes, Nikolay V. Kuleshov

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(Er,Yb):YAl 3(BO 3) 4 single crystals have been obtained using K 2Mo 3O 10 based flux by dipping seeded solution growth at a cooling rate of 0.2-5 °C/day at temperatures from 1060 °C to 1000 °C. The Er and Yb segregation coefficients vary from 0.80 to 1.02. A valuable technique for characterizing the non-linear performance of the crystal to identify the presence of twins in borate materials has been developed. Over 1.1 W of green emission was obtained from a diode-pumped Yb:YAB laser. Spectroscopic properties of Er,Yb:YAB crystals have been investigated leading to the demonstration of efficient continuous-wave (CW) and Q-switched diode-pumped (Er,Yb):YAB laser operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-297
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2007


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