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Optical transition of trivalent neodymium (nd3+) in the anisotropic crystal lithium niobate

Sahar, Md. Rahim and D. P., Ngurah Made and Sudin, Md. Radzi (2006) Optical transition of trivalent neodymium (nd3+) in the anisotropic crystal lithium niobate. Solid State Science and Technology, 14 (1). pp. 56-61. ISSN 0128-7389

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The absorption spectroscopic analysis of the radiative transitions of Nd-doped LiNbO3 has been analysed. The line strengths of several transitions from the ground state to the excited state manifolds are evaluated from the measurement of the polarized absorption spectra and are analyzed using the Judd-Ofelt (J-O) theory. The transition-matrix elements for Nd3+ were calculated by using intermediate coupling coefficient and the results were used to obtain the J-O parameters. It is found that the intensity parameters (J-O parameters) of this crystal O2, O4 and O6 are 2.1 x 10-20 cm-2 , 5.6 x 10-20 cm-2, and 7.1 x 10-20 cm-2 respectively, with the goodness, d= 0.23 x 10-20. Meanwhile, the spectroscopic quality factor, Q is found to be 0.79. The radiative lifetimes, the branching ratios and the line transition strengths have been calculated and were found to be dependent on the transition level. The radiative quantum efficiency, ? is calculated by using multiphonon relaxation rates and it is found that the lasing transition at 4F3/2, ? is around 0.83.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Q Science > Q Science (General)
ID Code:12813
Deposited By: S.N.Shahira Dahari
Deposited On:30 Jun 2011 05:23
Last Modified:25 Oct 2017 06:11

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