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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2011
  • pp: 835–841

Optical evaluation on Nd 3 + -doped phosphate glasses for O-band amplification

Weihong Lei, Baojie Chen, Xiangling Zhang, Edwin Yun Bun Pun, and Hai Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 6, pp. 835-841 (2011)

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We have fabricated and characterized optically Nd 3 + -doped phosphate [ Li 2 O - CaO - BaO - Al 2 O 3 - La 2 O 3 - P 2 O 5 (LCBALP)] glasses for drawing single-mode glass fiber. The F 3 / 2 4 I 13 / 2 4 transition emission from the Nd 3 + is at the 1.327 μm wavelength with a full width at half-maximum of 43 nm , and the spontaneous transition probability and quantum efficiency are calculated to be 1836 s 1 and 52%, respectively. The maximum stimulated emission cross sections for F 3 / 2 4 I 11 / 2 4 and F 3 / 2 4 I 13 / 2 4 transitions are derived to be 1.82 × 10 20 cm 2 and 6.97 × 10 21 cm 2 , respectively, and the theoretical gain coefficient at the 1.327 μm wavelength is evaluated to be 0.182 dB / cm when the fractional factor of the excited neodymium ions equals 0.6, which indicates that Nd 3 + -doped LCBALP phosphate glasses are potential candidates in developing O-band optical fiber amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

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Original Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2011
Published: February 15, 2011

Weihong Lei, Baojie Chen, Xiangling Zhang, Edwin Yun Bun Pun, and Hai Lin, "Optical evaluation on Nd3+-doped phosphate glasses for O-band amplification," Appl. Opt. 50, 835-841 (2011)

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