We present measurements of the absorption and emission cross-sections for Yb:YAG, Yb:LuAG and Yb:CaF 2 as a function of temperature between 80 and 340 K. The cross-sections are determined by the combination of the McCumber relation and the Fuchtbauer–Ladenburg (FL) equation to achieve reliable results in spectral regions of high and low absorption.
The experimental setup used for the fluorescence measurements minimizes re-absorption effects due to the measurement from small sample volume, providing nearly undisturbed raw data for the FL approach. The retrieved cross-sections together with the spectral characteristics of the tested materials provide important information for the design of energy efficient, high-power laser amplifiers.
Körner, J., Jambunathan, V., Hein, J., Seifert, R., Loeser, M., Siebold, M., Schramm, U., Sikocinski, P., Lucianetti, A., Mocek, T. and Kaluza, M.C., 2014. Spectroscopic characterization of Yb3+-doped laser materials at cryogenic temperatures. Applied Physics B, 116(1), pp.75-81.
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