Fabrication and spectral properties of Nd, Ce:YAG transparent ceramics

Hao Teng, Yu Kun Li, Hui Lin, Wen Jie Li, Xiao Rui Hou, Ting Ting Jia, Qing Yi, Sheng Ming Zhou

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Ce, Nd co-doped YAG transparent ceramics with 0.3 at% Ce and 1.0 at% Nd were fabricated by solid-state reaction and vacuum sintering method for the first time. The microstructure, the optical transmittance and the spectral properties were investigated. The average grain size of the sample was about 5 μm. The transmittance of the sample with 1.5 mm thick reached more than 75% expect for the absorption bands. The intense near infrared emission due to the Nd3+ 4F3/24I11/2 was observed upon the 467 nm excitation through energy transfer from Ce3+ to Nd3+. The main emission peak was at 1064 nm and the fluorescence lifetime was 256 μs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1439-1442
Number of pages4
JournalRengong Jingti Xuebao/Journal of Synthetic Crystals
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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