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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — Mar. 7, 2005
  • pp: 1628–1634

Near infrared broadband emission of bismuth-doped aluminophosphate glass

Xian-geng Meng, Jian-rong Qiu, Ming-ying Peng, Dan-ping Chen, Quan-zhong Zhao, Xiong-wei Jiang, and Cong-shan Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1628-1634 (2005)

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Near infrared broadband emission characteristics of bismuth-doped aluminophosphate glass have been investigated. Broad infrared emissions peaking at 1210nm, 1173nm and 1300nm were observed when the glass was pumped by 405nm laser diode (LD), 514nm Ar+ laser and 808nm LD, respectively. The full widths at half maximum (FWHMs) are 235nm, 207nm and 300nm for the emissions at 1210nm, 1173nm and 1300nm, respectively. Based on the energy matching conditions, it is suggested that the infrared emission may be ascribed to 3P13P0 transition of Bi+. The broadband infrared luminescent characteristics of the glasses indicate that they are promising for broadband optical fiber amplifiers and tunable lasers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: January 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2005
Published: March 7, 2005

Xian-geng Meng, Jian-rong Qiu, Ming-ying Peng, Dan-ping Chen, Quan-zhong Zhao, Xiong-wei Jiang, and Cong-shan Zhu, "Near infrared broadband emission of bismuth-doped aluminophosphate glass," Opt. Express 13, 1628-1634 (2005)

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