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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2000
  • pp: 4979–4984

Tm3+-doped tellurite glass for a broadband amplifier at 1.47 µm

Mira Naftaly, Shaoxiong Shen, and Animesh Jha  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 27, pp. 4979-4984 (2000)

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Tm3+-doped tellurite glass is investigated as a host for a broadband amplifier at 1.47 µm. The Tm3+ fluorescence spectrum, lifetime, and cross section in tellurite glass are compared with those in fluorozirconate glasses. The advantages of a Tm3+–tellurite amplifier, especially when it is employed in combination with an Er3+–tellurite 1.55-µm amplifier, are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

Original Manuscript: October 26, 1999
Published: September 20, 2000

Mira Naftaly, Shaoxiong Shen, and Animesh Jha, "Tm3+-doped tellurite glass for a broadband amplifier at 1.47 µm," Appl. Opt. 39, 4979-4984 (2000)

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