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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: G. I. Stegeman
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 1600–1608

Determination of the macroscopic upconversion parameter in Er 3 + -doped transparent glass ceramics

Gina C. Jones and Susan N. Houde-Walter  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 8, pp. 1600-1608 (2006)

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A simple rate equation model is used to determine the macroscopic upconversion parameter of a heavily erbium-doped oxyfluoride transparent glass ceramic. The fraction of initially excited ions in the metastable state among erbium ions partitioned in the nanocrystallite phase is found and the decay of the S 3 2 4 level is used to determine the upconversion parameter. The macroscopic energy-transfer upconversion parameter is found to be approximately 4 × 10 18 cm 3 s 1 , in good agreement with other erbium-doped fluoride materials.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

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Original Manuscript: July 21, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2006

Gina C. Jones and Susan N. Houde-Walter, "Determination of the macroscopic upconversion parameter in Er3+-doped transparent glass ceramics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 1600-1608 (2006)

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