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Radiative transition probabilities within the 4 f 3ground configuration of Nd:YAG

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1 Author(s)
Krupke, William F. ; Hughes Aircraft Company, Culver City, CA, USA

The absolute intensities of 20 absorption bands between 2.5 and 0.25 μ have been measured for Nd:YAG at room temperature. These bands are forced electric dipole transitions between the4I_{9/2}ground manifold and 34 excitedJmanifolds of the Nd3+ion. The transition intensities have been accounted for in terms of three phenomenological parameters with an rms error of 10 percent. The intensity parameters are used to evaluate the line strengths for excited-state absorption from the metastable4F_{3/2} Jmanifold. Significant line strengths are predicted at wavelengths near 1.06 and 1.35 μ, suggesting the possibility of radiative depumping of the4F_{3/2}upper laser level via the stimulated emission field.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 4 )

Date of Publication:

Apr 1971

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