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Calcium Niobate Ca(NbO3)2—A New Laser Host Crystal

Ballman, A. A. and Porto, S. P. S. and Yariv, A. (1963) Calcium Niobate Ca(NbO3)2—A New Laser Host Crystal. Journal of Applied Physics, 34 (11). pp. 3155-3156. ISSN 0021-8979. doi:10.1063/1.1729154.

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Large single crystals of calcium niobate Ca(NbO3)2, grown by the zochralski technique, are transparent and can be doped with rare earth or transition metal ions. Laser action has been observed in calcium niobate doped with trivalent neodymium, holmium, praseodymium, erbium, and thulium.

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Additional Information:Copyright 1963 by the American Institute of Physics. Received 10 May 1963. The authors are indebted to R.A. Laudise and K. Nassau for helpful discussions, to R.L. Barns for the use of the rf and control equipment and to G.E. Peterson for independently measuring the lifetimes of the Nd(3+) and Ho(3+) doped crystals and to A.L. Albert, L.E. Cheesman, D.H. Olson, and W.N. Wittnebert for experimental assistance.
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Deposited On:13 Jun 2006
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