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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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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