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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1144–1149

Raman gain measurements of thallium-tellurium oxide glasses

Robert Stegeman, Clara Rivero, Kathleen Richardson, George Stegeman, Peter Delfyett, Jr., Yu Guo, April Pope, Alfons Schulte, Thierry Cardinal, Philippe Thomas, and Jean-Claude Champarnaud-Mesjard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1144-1149 (2005)

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Several different compositions of tellurium-thallium oxide glasses were fabricated and tested for their Raman gain performance. The addition of PbO to the glass matrix increased the surface optical damage threshold by 60–230%. The maximum material Raman gain coefficient experimentally obtained was (58±3) times higher than the peak Raman gain of a 3.18 mm thick Corning 7980-2F fused silica sample (Δν=13.2 THz). The highest peak in the Raman gain spectrum of the tellurium-thallium glass is attributed to the presence of TeO3 and TeO3+1 structural units with thallium ions in the vicinity at a frequency shift near 21.3 THz.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.4330) Materials : Nonlinear optical materials
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.5890) Nonlinear optics : Scattering, stimulated

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Original Manuscript: December 10, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2004
Published: February 21, 2005

Robert Stegeman, Clara Rivero, Kathleen Richardson, George Stegeman, Peter Delfyett, Jr., Yu Guo, April Pope, Alfons Schulte, Thierry Cardinal, Philippe Thomas, and Jean-Claude Champarnaud-Mesjard, "Raman gain measurements of thallium-tellurium oxide glasses," Opt. Express 13, 1144-1149 (2005)

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