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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 14 — Jul. 9, 2007
  • pp: 8603–8608

Luminescence enhancement by Au nanoparticles in Er3+-doped germano-silicate optical fiber

Aoxiang Lin, Seongjae Boo, Dae Seung Moon, Hye Jeong Jeong, Youngjoo Chung, and Won-Taek Han  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 14, pp. 8603-8608 (2007)

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We report on the fabrication of the Au nanoparticles/Er3+ codoped germano-silicate fibers by modified chemical vapor deposition and solution doping processes. Absorption and luminescence characteristics of the Er3+-doped germano-silicate fibers incorporated with Au nanoparticles in the core of the fibers were investigated. The Au nanoparticles were found to be effective absorbents for hydroxyl groups to enhance the luminescence of Er3+ ions upon pumping with the 980nm laser diode.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2007
Published: June 25, 2007

Aoxiang Lin, Seongjae Boo, Dae S. Moon, Hye J. Jeong, Youngjoo Chung, and Won-Taek Han, "Luminescence enhancement by Au nanoparticles in Er3+-doped germano-silicate optical fiber," Opt. Express 15, 8603-8608 (2007)

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