Mid-infrared luminescence properties of Dy-doped silver halide crystals

Irena Shafir, Ariel Nause, Lev Nagli, Michael Rosenbluh, Abraham Katzir

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The absorption and the kinetics of the emission in the mid-infrared (mid-IR) were investigated in AgClxBr1-x crystals doped with Dy3+ ions. Strong emission bands were detected at 3, 4.4, and 5:5 μm and attributed to the 6H13/26H15/2, 6H11/26H13/2, and 6F11/2 + 6H9/26H11/2 transitions. Various optical parameters were calculated for the Dy3+ doped crystals, using the Judd-Ofelt approximation and the rate equations. The measured results and the calculated parameters indicate that these doped crystals could be used for the development of mid-IR solid-state lasers or mid-IR fiber lasers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1630
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number11
StatePublished - 10 Apr 2011
Externally publishedYes


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