UV-visible faraday rotators based on rare-earth fluoride single crystals: LiREF4 (RE=Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb), PrF3 and CeF 3

Valentyn Vasyliev, Encarnacion G. Villora, Masaru Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Sugahara, Kiyoshi Shimamura

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Abstract

High optical quality LiREF4 (RE = Tb3+, Dy 3+, Ho3+, Er3+ and Yb3+), PrF 3 and CeF3 single crystals have been grown by the Czochralski technique. Their magneto-optical properties have been measured and analyzed in detail in the ultraviolet-visible wavelength region, and their figures of merit as Faraday rotators have been determined. CeF3 presents superior properties above 300 nm, showing a figure of merit higher than that of the reference material, terbium-gallium-garnet, which is nowadays used in the visible-near infrared. PrF3 is the best rotator for the 220-300 nm range. Towards shorter wavelength and in the vacuum ultraviolet, it is shown that the LiREF4 crystals are unique rotators.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectroceramics in Japan XVI
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages194-197
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783037858561
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1
Event32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2012 Oct 262012 Oct 27

Publication series

NameKey Engineering Materials
Volume582
ISSN (Print)1013-9826
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9795

Conference

Conference32nd Electronics Division Meeting of the Ceramic Society of Japan
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period12/10/2612/10/27

Keywords

  • Faraday effect
  • Magneto-optic systems
  • Rare-earth fluorides
  • Single crystals
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Vasyliev, V., Villora, E. G., Nakamura, M., Sugahara, Y., & Shimamura, K. (2014). UV-visible faraday rotators based on rare-earth fluoride single crystals: LiREF4 (RE=Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb), PrF3 and CeF 3. In Electroceramics in Japan XVI (pp. 194-197). (Key Engineering Materials; Vol. 582). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.582.194