Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 7, pp 2309–2313 | Cite as

Growth of YLF:Yb:Tm:Nd for optical applications

  • I. M. Ranieri
  • L. C. Courrol
  • A. F. Carvalho
  • L. Gomes
  • S. L. Baldochi
4th Brazilian MRS Meeting


The focus of this study is the behavior of Tm, Yb and Nd ions in the LiYF4 (YLF) crystal. One YLF crystal was successfully grown by the Czochralski method; it was doped with 20 mol% Yb, 1.3 mol% Nd and 0.05 mol% Tm. The segregation coefficients of the dopants and lattice parameters were determined. The spectroscopic properties of samples with different amounts of Nd were obtained from absorption and emission studies.


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The authors thank FAPESP and CNPq for financial support and scholarships.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. M. Ranieri
    • 1
  • L. C. Courrol
    • 2
  • A. F. Carvalho
    • 1
  • L. Gomes
    • 1
  • S. L. Baldochi
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Lasers and ApplicationsInstituto de Pesquisas Energéticas e Nucleares-CNEN/SPButantãBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de Tecnologia de São PauloBom RetiroBrazil

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