Optical properties of Pr ions in silver halide crystals in the middle infrared spectral range

L. Nagli*, O. Gayer, A. Katzir

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Abstract

The spectroscopy of AgClxBr1-x crystals doped with Pr3+ ions was investigated in the mid-IR. The absorption, luminescence emission, and the kinetic parameters were measured over a broad temperature range. We calculated the important optical parameters for Pr:AgBr and Pr:AgCl crystals using the Judd-Ofelt approximation. These included the J-O parameters, radiative lifetimes and quantum efficiencies. The measurements and the calculations indicated the doped silver halide crystals would be good candidates for forming solid state mid-IR lasers. The doped silver halide crystal can be extruded to form optical fibers with good transmission in the mid-IR. These crystals would be excellent candidate for the fabrication of mid-IR fiber lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Volume28
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006
EventPolish-French-Israeli Sypmosium on Spectroscopy of Modern Materials in Physics -
Duration: 27 Sep 200430 Sep 2004

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