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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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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