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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Aug. 18, 1997
  • pp: 87–96

Spectroscopy of the IR transitions in Pr3+ doped heavy metal selenide glasses

L.B. Shaw, B.B. Harbison, B. Cole, J.S. Sanghera, and I.D. Aggarwal  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 87-96 (1997)

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The spectral properties of Pr3+ doped BaInGaGeSe chalcogenide glasses are reported. Absorption spectra, emission spectra, and lifetimes of the lower lying manifolds have been measured. Radiative transition rates are calculated and compared with measured experimental lifetimes. The strong mid-IR emission and spectral properties of this glass make this glass a strong candidate for lasers, amplifiers, and high brightness sources in the mid-IR.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6340) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, infrared

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Mid-IR laser materials

Original Manuscript: August 5, 1997
Published: August 18, 1997

L. Shaw, B. Harbison, B. Cole, J. Sanghera, and Ishwar Aggarwal, "Spectroscopy of the IR transitions in Pr3+ doped heavy metal selenide glasses," Opt. Express 1, 87-96 (1997)

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