Breakage of Yb3+ pairs by Na+ in Yb3+-doped CaF2 laser host
LPCML, Université Claude Bernard/Lyon 1, UMR 5620 CNRS, La Doua, Villeurbanne 69622, France
2 IMRAM, Tohoku University, 2-1-1, Katahira, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
3 ACRSNE, Faculté des Sciences de Bizerte, Tunisia
Co-operative luminescence process has been used to prove, co-doping Yb3+-doped CaF2 fluorite laser crystals with Na+ charge compensator, would break the tendency of Yb3+ ions pair formation.
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