UV-Visible Faraday Rotators Based on Rare-Earth Fluoride Single Crystals: LiREF4 (RE=Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb), PrF3 and CeF3

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High optical quality LiREF4 (RE = Tb3+, Dy3+, Ho3+, Er3+ and Yb3+), PrF3 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.

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N. Murayama, K. Shinozaki, and T. Mizoguchi

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194-197

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V. Vasyliev et al., "UV-Visible Faraday Rotators Based on Rare-Earth Fluoride Single Crystals: LiREF4 (RE=Tb, Dy, Ho, Er and Yb), PrF3 and CeF3", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 582, pp. 194-197, 2014

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September 2013

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