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The effect of host glass on optical absorption and fluorescence of Nd3+ in xNa(2)O-(30-x)K2O-70B(2)O(3) glasses

Ratnakaram, YC and Chakradhar, Sreekanth RP and Ramesh, KP and Rao, JL and Ramakrishna, J (2003) The effect of host glass on optical absorption and fluorescence of Nd3+ in xNa(2)O-(30-x)K2O-70B(2)O(3) glasses. In: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 15 (40). pp. 6715-6730.

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The effect of host glass composition on the optical absorption and fluorescence spectra of Nd3+ has been studied in mixed alkali borate glasses of the type xNa(2)O-(30-x)K2O-69.5B(2)O(3)-0.5Nd(2)O(3) (X = 5,10,15,20 and 25). Various spectroscopic parameters such as Racah (E-1, E-2 and E-3), spin-orbit (xi(4f)) and configuration interaction (alpha, beta) parameters have been calculated. The Judd-Ofelt intensity parameters (Omega(lambda)) have been calculated and the radiative transition probabilities (A(rad)), radiative lifetimes (tau(r)), branching ratios (beta) and integrated absorption cross sections (Sigma) have been obtained for certain excited states of the Nd3+, ion and are discussed with respect to x. From the fluorescence spectra, the effective fluorescence line widths (Deltalambda(eff)) and stimulated emission cross sections (sigma(p)) have been obtained for the three transitions F-4(3/2) --> I-4(9/2), F-4(3/2) --> I-4(11/2) and F-4(3/2) --> I-4(13/2) of Nd3+. The stimulated emission cross section (sigma(p)) values are found to be in the range (2.0-4.8) x 10(-2)0 cm(2) and they are large enough to indicate that the mixed alkali borate glasses could be potential laser host materials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Publisher: Institute of Physics
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Institute of Physics.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Physics
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2011 08:35
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2011 08:35
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/40268

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