As we know, Ti3+:Al2O3is a very famous crystal for ultrafast and tunable lasers. However, it also has disadvantages including small segregation coefficient and short fluorescence lifetime of Ti3+. For comparison, Ti-doped β-Ga2O3(Ti3+:β-Ga2O3) single crystals with good spectral properties have been designed and grown successfully by edge-defined film-fed growth method with larger segregation coefficient and longer fluorescence lifetime. The segregation coefficient of Ti3+ions in the Ti3+:β-Ga2O3crystal was calculated to be 0.49, which was much larger than that in Ti3+:Al2O3(0.2). The thermal conductivity of Ti3+:β-Ga2O3crystal was measured to be 24.7 W/mK along the «010» direction at room temperature, which is very attractive as a laser crystal. Furthermore, the polarized absorption spectra and fluorescence spectra of Ti3+:β-Ga2O3were measured and analyzed. The full width at half-maximum of the emission peak was as large as 140 nm. The fluorescence lifetime was up to 176 ± 5 μs, which was about 50 times longer than that of Ti3+:Al2O3. All the properties indicate that Ti3+:β-Ga2O3is a potential material for ultrafast and tunable laser applications.

Ti-Doped β-Ga2O3: A Promising Material for Ultrafast and Tunable Lasers

Cittadino, Giovanni;Luperini, Claudio;Tonelli, Mauro;
2018

Abstract

As we know, Ti3+:Al2O3is a very famous crystal for ultrafast and tunable lasers. However, it also has disadvantages including small segregation coefficient and short fluorescence lifetime of Ti3+. For comparison, Ti-doped β-Ga2O3(Ti3+:β-Ga2O3) single crystals with good spectral properties have been designed and grown successfully by edge-defined film-fed growth method with larger segregation coefficient and longer fluorescence lifetime. The segregation coefficient of Ti3+ions in the Ti3+:β-Ga2O3crystal was calculated to be 0.49, which was much larger than that in Ti3+:Al2O3(0.2). The thermal conductivity of Ti3+:β-Ga2O3crystal was measured to be 24.7 W/mK along the «010» direction at room temperature, which is very attractive as a laser crystal. Furthermore, the polarized absorption spectra and fluorescence spectra of Ti3+:β-Ga2O3were measured and analyzed. The full width at half-maximum of the emission peak was as large as 140 nm. The fluorescence lifetime was up to 176 ± 5 μs, which was about 50 times longer than that of Ti3+:Al2O3. All the properties indicate that Ti3+:β-Ga2O3is a potential material for ultrafast and tunable laser applications.
Mu, Wenxiang; Jia, Zhitai; Cittadino, Giovanni; Yin, Yanru; Luperini, Claudio; Hu, Qiangqiang; Li, Yang; Zhang, Jian; Tonelli, Mauro; Tao, Xutang
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