Modelling rare-earth doped BaMgF4: a potential laser material

Thomas Littleford, Robert A. Jackson, Mark Read

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Solid-state optical materials are a continuing field of study that has many important applications including la-sers. BaMgF4 is one material has been studied in detail however, no studies into the surface properties or crystal morphology have been carried out. This paper summa-rizes the key findings of a bulk study into the material and extends it to consider the morphology of BaMgF4 be-fore looking at the segregation of rare earth dopants de-fect clusters to the low index surfaces. It is shown that there is strong segregation to all of the three morphology-dominating surfaces.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-155
Number of pages2
JournalPhysica Status Solidi (C) Current Topics in Solid State Physics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2013


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