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Materials 2014, 7(1), 496-507; doi:10.3390/ma7010496

Crystal Growth and Spectroscopic Investigations of Tm3+:Li3Ba2Gd3(MoO4)8 Crystal

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School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Weifang University, Weifang 261061, Shandong, China
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Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou 350002, Fujian, China
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Received: 3 October 2013 / Revised: 11 December 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 17 January 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Luminescent Materials 2013)
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Abstract

Tm3+:Li3Ba2Gd3(MoO4)8 crystal has been grown by the top seeded solution growth (TSSG) method from a Li2MoO4 flux. The room temperature polarized absorption spectra, fluorescence spectra, and fluorescence decay curves of the crystal were measured. Based on the Judd-Ofelt (J-O) theory, the main spectroscopic parameters of the crystal, including the spontaneous emission probabilities, fluorescence branching ratios, and radiative lifetimes were calculated and analyzed. The broad and strong absorption bands of the crystal show that it can be efficiently pumped by the diode laser, while the large emission cross-sections of the 3F43H6 transition indicate that the crystal is a promising candidate for tunable and short pulse lasers.
Keywords: crystal growth; optical materials; spectral properties; cross section crystal growth; optical materials; spectral properties; cross section
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Song, M.; Wang, L.; Zhang, N.; Tai, X.; Wang, G. Crystal Growth and Spectroscopic Investigations of Tm3+:Li3Ba2Gd3(MoO4)8 Crystal. Materials 2014, 7, 496-507.

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