Recently published data on the decay times of chromium in yttrium-aluminum garnet (YAG) are analyzed. The change of the radiative decay time constant as a function of temperature is shown to be due to the Boltzmann distribution of the excited electrons in the two excited chromium states. The implications for the chromium-thulium-holmium YAG laser are discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Luminescence|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 1990|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Chemistry (all)
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics