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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1137–1144

Physical, chemical, and optical properties of Er3+-doped low Al(PO3)3/Al(H2PO4)3 modified fluoroaluminate glasses for 2.7  μm application

Feifei Huang, Weiwei Li, Lili Hu, and Danping Chen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 5, pp. 1137-1144 (2014)

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Fluoroaluminophosphate glasses with various content of metaphosphate Al ( PO 3 ) 3 or dihydric phosphate Al ( H 2 PO 4 ) 3 were prepared, respectively, to study the change in physical, chemical, and optical properties of glasses for 2.7 μm application. The glass forming ability, thermal ability, and structural properties were investigated along with the Judd–Ofelt parameters. Absorption and emission cross sections were discussed based on the absorption and emission spectra. The glass forming ability and chemical stability were enhanced by introducing metaphosphate [ Al ( PO 3 ) 3 ] or dihydric phosphate [ Al ( H 2 PO 4 ) 3 ] into the fluoroaluminate glass. The density decreased with the introduction of increased phosphate composition, while the refractive index increased. The absorption coefficient of OH at about 3 μm dropped noticeably when Al ( PO 3 ) 3 / Al ( H 2 PO 4 ) 3 modified the fluoroaluminate glasses and an enhanced 2.7 μm emission was observed with an optimal content of phosphate composition. These results indicate that these fluoroaluminophosphate glasses with low metaphosphate Al ( PO 3 ) 3 or dihydric phosphate Al ( H 2 PO 4 ) 3 composition are promising candidates for 2.7 μm application.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 24, 2014
Published: April 22, 2014

Feifei Huang, Weiwei Li, Lili Hu, and Danping Chen, "Physical, chemical, and optical properties of Er3+-doped low Al(PO3)3/Al(H2PO4)3 modified fluoroaluminate glasses for 2.7  μm application," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 1137-1144 (2014)

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