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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 27, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2750–2758

Efficient non-resonant energy transfer in Nd3+-Yb3+ codoped Ba-Al-metaphosphate glasses

Atul D. Sontakke, Kaushik Biswas, R. Sen, and K. Annapurna  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 27, Issue 12, pp. 2750-2758 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.27.002750


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Abstract

An efficient Nd3+→Yb3+ energy transfer in a new series of alkali-free barium-alumino-metaphosphate glasses with a transfer efficiency reaching up to 95% has been reported here. It is due to the effective phonon assistance arising with the excellent matching of the present host phonon energy with the energy mismatch between Nd3+(4F3/2) and Yb3+(2F5/2) excited levels. The energy transfer microparameters for Nd3+→Yb3+ forward and back energy transfers are estimated from the spectral data analysis. A parameter, ΦET(=CDANd-Yb/CDANd-Nd), is proposed as a quantitative measure of sensitization ability per unit loss of the donor. The parameter is found to be highest for the presently reported barium-alumino-metaphosphate glasses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 7, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 12, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2010
Published: November 18, 2010

Citation
Atul D. Sontakke, Kaushik Biswas, R. Sen, and K. Annapurna, "Efficient non-resonant energy transfer in Nd3+-Yb3+ codoped Ba-Al-metaphosphate glasses," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27, 2750-2758 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-27-12-2750


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