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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: George I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2005
  • pp: 2091–2098

Experimental determination of the energy-transfer parameters for homogeneous upconversion in Er-doped silica

Dmitry Khoptyar and Bozena Jaskorzynska  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 10, pp. 2091-2098 (2005)

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Applying a nonlinear spectroscopic technique, we accurately monitor the dynamics of the homogeneous upconversion (HUC) in Er-doped fibers. We provide the first experimental confirmation, to our knowledge, of the earlier theoretical predictions that, for low erbium concentrations, a decay of HUC-influenced excitation probability of Er ions can be well approximated by the formula describing the static HUC. By correlating the experimentally obtained HUC dynamics with the results of our analytical model in a wide range of Er concentrations, we accurately estimate energy-transfer parameters for Er-doped silica glass and experimentally assess the validity of the model.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Dmitry Khoptyar and Bozena Jaskorzynska, "Experimental determination of the energy-transfer parameters for homogeneous upconversion in Er-doped silica," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 2091-2098 (2005)

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