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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Vol. 19, Iss. 12 — Dec. 2, 2002
  • pp: 2921–2926

Spectroscopic properties of lead fluoroborate glasses codoped with Er3+ and Yb3+

Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab, Lilia Coronato Courrol, Alessandro Santos Morais, Sonia Hatsue Tatumi, Niklaus Ursus Wetter, and Laércio Gomes  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 19, Issue 12, pp. 2921-2926 (2002)

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Energy transfer at 1500 nm in lead fluoroborate glasses (PbOPbF2B2O3) codoped with Er3+ and Yb3+ is studied for the first time to the authors’ knowledge. A sample codoped with 1 mol. % of Yb2O3 and 0.01 mol. % of Er2O3 has a measured fluorescence lifetime of (1.30±0.07) ms and an energy transfer efficiency of 80%. Also, a large emission band, of 72.4 nm has a measured peak emission cross section of (0.73±0.06)×10-20cm2. The calculated Judd–Ofelt parameters are Ω2=(3.51±0.14)×10-20 cm2,Ω4=(1.09±0.07)×10-20 cm2, and Ω6=(0.94±0.07)×10-20 cm2. The temporal evolution of the Yb3+ fluorescence is fitted by use of the Yokota–Tanimoto expression to yield the Yb3+ diffusion constant [(1.6±0.2)×10-10 cm2 s-1] and the critical radius of Yb3+/Er3+(18±1)×10-8 cm. Results with the singly doped samples produced are presented to clarify the energy transfer process.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

Luciana Reyes Pires Kassab, Lilia Coronato Courrol, Alessandro Santos Morais, Sonia Hatsue Tatumi, Niklaus Ursus Wetter, and Laércio Gomes, "Spectroscopic properties of lead fluoroborate glasses codoped with Er3+ and Yb3+," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 2921-2926 (2002)

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