Upconversion, lifetime quenching, and ground-state bleaching in Nd3+:LiYF4


Pollnau, M. and Hardman, P.J. and Clarkson, W.A. and Hanna, D.C. (1998) Upconversion, lifetime quenching, and ground-state bleaching in Nd3+:LiYF4. Optics Communications, 147 (1-3). pp. 203-211. ISSN 0030-4018

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Abstract:Since the Nd3+:LiYF4 system has some advantage over Nd3+:YAG and Nd3+:YVO4 for high-power scaling of diode-end-pumping, this system has been investigated under strong excitation, in this case using a Ti:sapphire pump. The interionic processes responsible for fluorescence saturation have been determined, due allowance being taken for the significant ground-state bleaching under these conditions. Their temperature dependence, which is relevant to scaling consideration, has been investigated theoretically, and found to be rather small over a wide temperature range. By comparing the experimental data with finite-element rate-equation calculations, the influence of interionic upconversion is determined quantitatively, and a published value of the upconversion parameter is confirmed. The spatial dependence of ground-state bleaching and quenching of the fluorescence lifetime is calculated. Analytical expressions are derived, including the influence of interionic upconversion, for the dependence of ground-state bleaching, excitation density, and storage time on pump parameters and dopant concentration.
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Copyright:© 1998 Elsevier
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/70104
Official URL:https://doi.org/10.1016/S0030-4018(97)00524-5
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