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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 21 — Oct. 20, 2003
  • pp: 2672–2678

Absorption and emission properties of Tm2+ ions in germanosilicate glass fibers

Yune Hyoun Kim, Un-Chul Paek, Won-Taek Han, and Jong Heo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 21, pp. 2672-2678 (2003)

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Absorption and emission properties between 350nm and 1600nm of the Tm2+ ions in optical fibers were investigated using the Tm2+-Tm3+ co-doped germanosilicate glass fibers and its fiber preform. Strong broad absorption band due to Tm2+ ions was found to appear from 350nm to ~900nm together with the absorption bands due to Tm3+ ions. Broad emission from ~600nm to ~1050nm and the other emission from ~1050nm to ~1300nm, which were not shown in the Tm3+ ions, were found upon the Ar ion laser pumping at 515nm. Both absorption and emission results confirm that the Tm2+ ions in the germanosilicate glass have the 4f-5d energy band from 350nm to ~900nm and the 4f-4f energy level at ~1115nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.1030) Spectroscopy : Absorption
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

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Original Manuscript: September 23, 2003
Revised Manuscript: October 3, 2003
Published: October 20, 2003

Yune Hyoun Kim, Un-Chul Paek, Won-Taek Han, and Jong Heo, "Absorption and emission properties of Tm2+ ions in germanosilicate glass fibers," Opt. Express 11, 2672-2678 (2003)

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