Growth and basic properties of Nd~(3+):Y_(0.5)Gd_(0.5)VO_4 crystal
ZHANG Lian-han1, HANG Yin 2,3, SUN Dun-lu1, QIAN Xiao-bo2,3, LI Shi-feng 3, YIN Shao-tang 1, LI Bo4, WU Bai-mei4 (1. Anhui Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei 230031, China; 2. Shanghai Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800, China; 3. Kunshan Shangguang Fujing Optoelectronic Materials Co., Ltd, Kunshan 215316, China; 4. Department of Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China)
New Solid-state Laser Material Nd3+:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 crystal was grown by means of Czochralski. X-ray diffraction analysis shows that the structure of the crystal is as same as that of Nd3+:YVO4 crystal. Its lattice constants are between those of YVO4 and GdVO4 crystals. The segregation coefficient of Nd3+in the crystal is 0.8, which is measured by the method of ICP spectrum. Its density and thermal conductivity is 5.00g/cm3 and 12.5W/mK (at 297K) respectively. It indicates that Nd3+:Y0.5Gd0.5VO4 crystal will be a possible solid-state laser materials to be used in high power LD pump.
【CateGory Index】： O782