OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 2287–2296

PbS:Glass as broad-bandwidth near-infrared light source material

Fangyu Yue, Jens W. Tomm, Detlef Kruschke, Peter Glas, Kazbek A. Bzheumikhov, and Zaur Ch. Margushev  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 2287-2296 (2013)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1766 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Silicate- and borosilicate-based PbS:glass material and borosilicate-glass-based fibers are fabricated and analyzed. Optical properties including absorption and emission are characterized and related to growth and annealing conditions. In silicate glasses PbS volume fractions of exceeding 0.4 percent and almost octave-spanning emission spectra with a halfwidth of 940 nm are achieved. Fiber bundles with a core being surrounded by three PbS:Glass fibers are pulled. A confinement factor of Γ = 0.00406 is determined. Emission properties, in particular emission bandwidth, are subsequently tuned and spectrally widened by annealing fibers in a gradient furnace. The results pave the way towards optically pumped broad-bandwidth light emitters based either on ‘bulk’ PbS:glass or PbS:glass-based fibers.

© 2013 OSA

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:

Original Manuscript: November 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 14, 2013
Published: January 23, 2013

Fangyu Yue, Jens W. Tomm, Detlef Kruschke, Peter Glas, Kazbek A. Bzheumikhov, and Zaur Ch. Margushev, "PbS:Glass as broad-bandwidth near-infrared light source material," Opt. Express 21, 2287-2296 (2013)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. K. Wundke, J. Auxier, A. Schulzgen, N. Peyghambarian, and N. F. Borrelli, “Room-temperature gain at 1.3 µm in PbS-doped glasses,” Appl. Phys. Lett.75(20), 3060–3062 (1999). [CrossRef]
  2. P. T. Guerreiro, S. Ten, N. F. Borrelli, J. Butty, G. E. Jabbour, and N. Peyghambarian, “PbS quantum-dot doped glasses as saturable absorbers for mode locking of a Cr:forsterite laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.71(12), 1595–1597 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. C. Cheng, H. L. Jiang, D. W. Ma, and X. Y. Cheng, “An optical fiber glass containing PbSe quantum dots,” Opt. Commun.284(19), 4491–4495 (2011). [CrossRef]
  4. J. M. Auxier, S. Honkanen, A. Schulzgen, M. M. Morrell, M. A. Leigh, S. Sen, N. E. Borrelli, and N. Peyghambarian, “Silver and potassium ion-exchanged waveguides in glasses doped with PbS semiconductor quantum dots,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B23(6), 1037–1045 (2006). [CrossRef]
  5. E. F. Chillcce, R. E. Ramos-Gonzales, C. M. B. Cordeiro, L. Gutierrez-Rivera, H. L. Fragnito, C. H. D. Cruz, A. C. Bordonalli, H. E. Hernandez-Figueroa, R. L. Braga, and L. C. Barbosa, “Luminescence of PbS quantum dots spread on the core surface of a silica microstructured optical fiber,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids356(44-49), 2397–2401 (2010). [CrossRef]
  6. S. Joshi, S. Sen, and P. C. Ocampo, “Nucleation and growth kinetics of PbS quantum dots in oxide glass: spectroscopic and microscopic studies in the dilute range,” J. Phys. Chem. C111(11), 4105–4110 (2007). [CrossRef]
  7. N. F. Borrelli and D. W. Smith, “Quantum confinement of PbS microcrystals in glass,” J. Non-Cryst. Solids180(1), 25–31 (1994). [CrossRef]
  8. I. Moreels, K. Lambert, D. Smeets, D. De Muynck, T. Nollet, J. C. Martins, F. Vanhaecke, A. Vantomme, C. Delerue, G. Allan, and Z. Hens, “Size-dependent optical properties of colloidal PbS quantum dots,” ACS Nano3(10), 3023–3030 (2009). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. I. Moreels, D. Kruschke, P. Glas, and J. W. Tomm, “The dielectric function of PbS quantum dots in a glass matrix,” Opt. Mater. Express2(5), 496–500 (2012). [CrossRef]
  10. K. K. Nanda, F. E. Kruis, and H. Fissan, “Energy levels in embedded semiconductor nanoparticles and nanowires,” Nano Lett.1(11), 605–611 (2001). [CrossRef]
  11. W. Vogel, Glass Chemistry (Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG, 1994).
  12. B. Ullrich, R. Schroeder, and H. Sakai, “Intrinsic gap emission and its geometry dependence of thin-film CdS excited by two-photon absorption,” Semicond. Sci. Technol.16(12), L89–L92 (2001). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited