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Fluorescence of Ti3+ ions thermally diffused into sapphire

Hickey, L.M.B., Martins, E., Román, J.E., Brocklesby, W.S. and Wilkinson, J.S. (1996) Fluorescence of Ti3+ ions thermally diffused into sapphire Optics Letters, 21, (8), pp. 597-599. (doi:10.1364/OL.21.000597).

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Abstract

The thermal diffusion of Ti3+ ions into sapphire is demonstrated and the spectroscopic characteristics of the locally-doped region are presented. The spectral lineshape, polarisation dependence and the excited-state lifetime of indiffused Ti:sapphire are in excellent agreement with previously published data for high quality, bulk doped Ti:sapphire laser crystals. An order of magnitude estimate of the diffusion coefficient at 1950°C is D = 10^-14.m^2 / s. These results represent a significant step in the development of a versatile broadly tunable waveguide laser based on the Ti3+:sapphire material system established for conventional bulk lasers.

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Published date: 1996

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Local EPrints ID: 78111
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78111
ISSN: 0146-9592
PURE UUID: e7ffb3ad-2e2b-4b74-ab34-1e660b329004
ORCID for W.S. Brocklesby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2123-6712
ORCID for J.S. Wilkinson: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-4712-1697

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:26

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Author: L.M.B. Hickey
Author: E. Martins
Author: J.E. Román
Author: W.S. Brocklesby ORCID iD
Author: J.S. Wilkinson ORCID iD

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