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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 18, 1997
  • pp: 102–107

Fabrication and spectroscopy of erbium doped gallium lanthanum sulphide glass fibres for mid-infrared laser applications

T. Schweizer, D.J. Brady, and D.W. Hewak  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 102-107 (1997)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.1.000102


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Abstract

Gallium lanthanum sulphide based glasses are proposed as high quality hosts for rare-earth doped, mid-infrared fibre lasers, that would offer compact and rugged sources for gas sensing, atmospheric transmission, and medical applications. The infrared emission spectroscopy of erbium doped glasses and fibres shows the potential of this glass host for the above applications. Mid-infrared transitions at 2.0, 2.75, 3.6, and 4.5μm have been detected and characterized.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Mid-IR laser materials

History
Original Manuscript: July 29, 1997
Published: August 18, 1997

Citation
T. Schweizer, Domink Brady, and Daniel William Hewak, "Fabrication and spectroscopy of erbium doped gallium lanthanum sulphide glass fibres for mid-infrared laser applications," Opt. Express 1, 102-107 (1997)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-1-4-102


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