Infrared absorption spectra of pure and doped YAl3(BO 3)4 single crystals

L. Kovács, M. Mazzera, E. Beregi, R. Capelletti

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Several weak absorption bands have been observed in the optical absorption spectra of pure and rare-earth-doped YAl3(BO3)4 single crystals in the 3350- 3650 cm-1 wave number region. Two of them, peaking at about 3377 cm-1 and 3580 cm-1 in the 8 K spectra, appear in most of the samples. They are tentatively attributed to the stretching mode of OH- ions incorporated in the crystal during the growth. An additional absorption band at about 5250 cm-1 at 8 K has also been detected in almost all samples. The temperature and polarization dependences of these bands, and their possible origin, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-277
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B: Lasers and Optics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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