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Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Baltimore, Maryland United States
May 31, 2009 - June 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-1-55752-869-8
Random Lasers and Light Emission (CTuW)

Room-Temperature Photoluminescence in Er-Doped Deuterated Amorphous Carbon

Raymond Y. Tsai, Li Qian, and Nazir P. Kherani


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We report strong room-temperature photoluminescence at ~1.5μm in erbium-doped deuterated amorphous carbon for the first time. Deuteration, instead of hydrogenation, of amorphous carbon eliminates C-H and O-H bonds, significantly reducing the quenching of erbium emission.

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OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials

R. Y. Tsai, L. Qian, and N. P. Kherani, "Room-Temperature Photoluminescence in Er-Doped Deuterated Amorphous Carbon," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CTuW5.

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