Growth and Second-Harmonic-Generation Properties of Tm3+, Yb3+, Bi3+ and Li+ Doped GdCa4O(BO3)3 Crystals
Chin. Phys. Lett. 2001, 18 (3):
The rare-earth ions (Yb3+, Tm3+) and Li+, Bi3+ ions doped GdCa4O(BO3)3 crystals were grown using the Czochralski pulling method. The second-harmonic-generation conversion efficiencies of the GdCOB:Yb and GdCOB:Tm crystals are 31.3% and 33.3%, respectively, while the undoped GdCOB crystal is 27.9%. The conversion efficiencies of Yb3+, Tm3+ doped GdCOB are improved by 12% and 19%, respectively, compared to that of the undoped one. The conversion efficiencies of Li+, Bi3+ doped GdCOB crystals are 33% and 38.3%, which are improved by 15% and 37% as compared to that of the undoped crystal. The results are discussed using the anion group theory.