Method for producing large, stable concentrations of Sc2+ in optically clear CaF2 crystals

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Abstract

  • This communication describes a new method for producing stable, high concentrations of Sc2+ in optically clear CaF2 crystals. We have achieved Sc2+ concentrations as high as 3 × 1018 cm-3 without degradation of optical quality. We have converted as much as 5% of the scandium dopant to the divalent state. The concentration of divalent scandium is stable during room temperature storage for periods of at least one year.
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  • Marquardt CL; Pinto JF; Allen RE; Esterowitz L; Dergachev AY; Ke S; Mirov SB
  • Start Page

  • 257
  • End Page

  • 260
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 2