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  • Vol. 16, Iss. 16 — Aug. 4, 2008
  • pp: 11894–11906

On the origin of bichromatic laser emission in Nd3+-doped fluoride glasses

J. Azkargorta, I. Iparraguirre, R. Balda, and J. Fernández  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 16, pp. 11894-11906 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.011894


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Abstract

In this work we present a detailed study about the influence of the host matrix in the spectroscopic and laser properties of Nd3+ in three different fluoride glasses. Site-selective time-resolved techniques have been used to investigate the crystal field changes felt by the Nd3+ ion as a consequence of glass inhomogeneity. Stimulated emission experiments performed under selective wavelength laser pumping show the existence of bichromatic emission from two distinguishable site distributions for Nd3+ in fluoride glasses. This result can be explained by the moderate inter-site energy transfer among Nd3+ ions found in these systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 24, 2008
Revised Manuscript: July 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2008
Published: July 24, 2008

Citation
J. Azkargorta, I. Iparraguirre, R. Balda, and J. Fernández, "On the origin of bichromatic laser emission in Nd3+-doped fluoride glasses," Opt. Express 16, 11894-11906 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-16-11894


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