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Optical Maser Emission from Trivalent Praseodymium in Calcium Tungstate

Yariv, A. and Porto, S. P. S. and Nassau, K. (1962) Optical Maser Emission from Trivalent Praseodymium in Calcium Tungstate. Journal of Applied Physics, 33 (8). pp. 2519-2521. ISSN 0021-8979. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:YARjap62

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Abstract

Coherent emission at 1.047 µ from trivalent praseodymium in calcium tungstate was observed. This emission coincides with strong infrared fluorescence at the same wavelength and was found to be stimulated mostly by absorption of blue light by the 3P0, 3P1, and 3P2 bands. The emission corresponds to a 1G4-->3H4 transition with the terminal level 377 cm^–1 from the ground state. The oscillation threshold was the same at 4.2°, 20°, and 78°K. No stimulated emission was observed at room temperature. The lifetime of the metastable state 1G4 is 50×10^–3 sec. A new technique used to measure the lifetime is described.


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Additional Information:©1962 The American Institute of Physics. Received January 19, 1962. Some of the material included in this paper was presented in a post deadline paper at the Northeast Electronics Research and Engineering Meeting, November 1961.
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