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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17554–17561

Multiple rare earth emissions in a multicore tellurite fiber with a single pump wavelength

H. T. Bookey, J. Lousteau, A. Jha, N. Gayraud, R. R. Thomson, N. D. Psaila, H. Li, W. N. MacPherson, J. S. Barton, and A. K. Kar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17554-17561 (2007)

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A three-core tellurite glass fiber having different combinations of rare earth oxide dopants in each core has been fabricated using shaped die-extrusion. Three cores, doped with Ho3+-Tm3+-Yb3+, Er3+-Ce3+, and Tm3+-Yb3+ respectively, exhibited visible upconversion (blue, green and red) and infrared emissions at 1.4 µm, 1.5 µm, 1.9 µm and 2.05 µm when pumped at a wavelength of 980 nm. The prospects for multi-band amplifiers and lasers are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2270) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber characterization
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2007
Published: December 11, 2007

H. T. Bookey, J. Lousteau, A. Jha, N. Gayraud, R. R. Thomson, N. D. Psaila, H. Li, W. N. MacPherson, J. S. Barton, and A. K. Kar, "Multiple rare earth emissions in a multicore tellurite fiber with a single pump wavelength," Opt. Express 15, 17554-17561 (2007)

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