The optical absorption and photoluminescence properties of PrTiNbO6, NdTiNbO6 and ErTiNbO6 crystals grown by laser-heated pedestal growth (LHPG) have been measured at T = 14 K, 77 K and 300 K. These spectra show very high absorption coefficients for the three rare-earth (RE) ions and strong luminescence signals characteristic of ions at high concentration in distorted symmetry sites. The rare-earth ions in these compounds are shown to occupy single sites only. The strong luminescence output at 300 K makes these crystals potential hosts for diode-pumped laser gain media.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Condensed Matter Physics