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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 11 — May. 28, 2007
  • pp: 6546–6551

Infrared emission and energy transfer in Tm3+, Tm3+-Ho3+ and Tm3+-Yb3+-doped tellurite fibre

Billy Richards, Shaoxiong Shen, Animesh Jha, Yuen Tsang, and David Binks  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 11, pp. 6546-6551 (2007)

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The infrared emission spectra and decay lifetimes of Tm -doped and Tm3+-Ho3+, Tm3+-Yb3+ co-doped tellurite fibres were measured using 808 nm and 978 nm diode laser pump sources in the range 1.35 μm to 2.2 μm. The spectra were compared with varying fibre lengths and core diameters. Tm3+-doped fibre shows strong emission at ~1.8 μm and when co-doped with Ho3+, energy transfer results in strong Ho3+ fluorescence at ~2.0 μm. These fibres show promise for compact mid-IR fibre laser sources.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

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Original Manuscript: February 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2007
Published: May 14, 2007

Billy Richards, Shaoxiong Shen, Animesh Jha, Yuen Tsang, and David Binks, "Infrared emission and energy transfer in Tm3+, Tm3+-Ho3+ and Tm3+-Yb3+-doped tellurite fibre," Opt. Express 15, 6546-6551 (2007)

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