Halide laser glasses

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Energy storage and energy extraction are of prime importance for efficient laser action and are affected by the line strengths and linewidths of optical transitions, excited-state lifetimes, nonradiative decay processes, spectroscopic inhomogeneities, nonlinear refractive index, and damage threshold. These properties are all host dependent. To illustrate this, the spectroscopic properties of Nd/sup 3 +/ have been measured in numerous oxide, oxyhalide, and halide glasses. A table summarizes the reported ranges of stimulated emission cross sections, peak wavelengths, linewidths, and radiative lifetimes associated with the /sup 4/F/sub 3/2/ ..-->.. /sup 4/I/sub 11/2/ lasing transition.

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Weber, M.J. January 14, 1982.

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Energy storage and energy extraction are of prime importance for efficient laser action and are affected by the line strengths and linewidths of optical transitions, excited-state lifetimes, nonradiative decay processes, spectroscopic inhomogeneities, nonlinear refractive index, and damage threshold. These properties are all host dependent. To illustrate this, the spectroscopic properties of Nd/sup 3 +/ have been measured in numerous oxide, oxyhalide, and halide glasses. A table summarizes the reported ranges of stimulated emission cross sections, peak wavelengths, linewidths, and radiative lifetimes associated with the /sup 4/F/sub 3/2/ ..-->.. /sup 4/I/sub 11/2/ lasing transition.

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NTIS, PC A02/MF A01.

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  • 1. international symposium on halide and other non-oxide glasses, Cambridge, UK, 1 Mar 1982

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  • Other: DE82008997
  • Report No.: UCRL-87232
  • Report No.: CONF-820339-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5470884
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1092156

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Weber, M.J. Halide laser glasses, article, January 14, 1982; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1092156/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.