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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Long Beach, California United States
May 21, 2006
ISBN: 1-55752-813-6
Micro- and Nanostructured Gain Media (CMFF)

A Composition-spread Approach to Developing Novel Materials for Optical Amplifiers

K E. Downey, R. Bruce van Dover, A Bhagwat, and A Gaeta

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The composition-spread approach provides a means for evaluating the maximum photoluminescence in new systems of erbium-containing oxides. Hundreds of combinations of zinc-, bismuth-, gadolinium-, and aluminum-substituted SiO2 are evaluated; the Er:Zn-Ge-Si-O system is particularly promising.

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OCIS Codes
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

K. E. Downey, R. B. van Dover, A. Bhagwat, and A. Gaeta, "A Composition-spread Approach to Developing Novel Materials for Optical Amplifiers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CMFF1.

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