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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 18 — Sep. 5, 2005
  • pp: 6892–6898

Broadband infrared luminescence from Li2O-Al2O3-ZnO-SiO2 glasses doped with Bi2O3

Mingying Peng, Jianrong Qiu, Danping Chen, Xiangeng Meng, and Congshan Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 18, pp. 6892-6898 (2005)

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The broadband emission in the 1.2~1.6μm region from Li2O-Al2O3-ZnO-SiO2 ( LAZS ) glass codoped with 0.01mol.%Cr2O3 and 1.0mol.%Bi2O3 when pumped by the 808nm laser at room temperature is not initiated from Cr4+ ions, but from bismuth, which is remarkably different from the results reported by Batchelor et al. The broad ~1300nm emission from Bi2O3-containing LAZS glasses possesses a FWHM ( Full Width at Half Maximum ) more than 250nm and a fluorescent lifetime longer than 500μs when excited by the 808nm laser. These glasses might have the potential applications in the broadly tunable lasers and the broadband fiber amplifiers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Optical communications
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials

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Original Manuscript: June 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 21, 2005
Published: September 5, 2005

Mingying Peng, Jianrong Qiu, Danping Chen, Xiangeng Meng, and Congshan Zhu, "Broadband infrared luminescence from Li2O-Al2O3-ZnO-SiO2 glasses doped with Bi2O3," Opt. Express 13, 6892-6898 (2005)

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