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  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2588–2596

Optical properties of thulium-doped chalcogenide glasses and the uncertainty of the calculated radiative lifetimes using the Judd–Ofelt approach

V. G. Truong, A. M. Jurdyc, B. Jacquier, B. S. Ham, A. Q. Le Quang, J. Leperson, V. Nazabal, and J. L. Adam  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 2588-2596 (2006)

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A brief description of the basic spectroscopic properties of Tm 3 + -doped 20Ge-5Ga-10Sb-65S (GeGaSbS) glass is presented. Spontaneous-emission probabilities, radiative lifetimes, branching ratios, and quantum efficiency of Tm 3 + in GeGaSbS glass are evaluated by use of Judd–Ofelt theory. Lifetime measurements are carried out at room and low temperatures. A large difference of the lifetime values occurs between the theoretical and experimental results. McCumber and Ladenburg–Funchtbauer techniques are used for the emission cross-section determinations. Discrepancies appear between these two techniques. Hypotheses about the presence of the diffusion-limited relaxation process are applied for explanations.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

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Original Manuscript: January 17, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 14, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2006

V. G. Truong, A. M. Jurdyc, B. Jacquier, B. S. Ham, A. Q. Le Quang, J. Leperson, V. Nazabal, and J. L. Adam, "Optical properties of thulium-doped chalcogenide glasses and the uncertainty of the calculated radiative lifetimes using the Judd-Ofelt approach," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 2588-2596 (2006)

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