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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18997–19008

Rare-earth ions doped heavy metal germanium tellurite glasses for fiber lighting in minimally invasive surgery

D. L. Yang, H. Gong, E. Y. B. Pun, X. Zhao, and H. Lin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18997-19008 (2010)

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In Er3+/Yb3+ codoped Na2O-ZnO-PbO-GeO2-TeO2 (NZPGT) glass fiber, a clear and compact green upconversion amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) trace is observed, and the NZPGT glasses are proved to be a desirable candidate in fabricating low-phonon energy fiber. Intense green upconversion luminescence of Er3+, balanced green and red upconversion emissions of Ho3+, and dominant three-photon blue upconversion fluorescence of Tm3+ have been represented. By varying the excitation power of 974nm wavelength laser diode, a series of green and white fluorescences have been achieved in Tm3+/Er3+/Yb3+ and Tm3+/Ho3+/Yb3+ triply doped glass systems, respectively. These results reveal that high-intensity blue, green, and white upconversion ASE fluorescences, which can be adopted for lighting in minimally invasive photodynamic therapy and minimally invasive surgery, are reasonable to be expected in rare-earth doped NZPGT glass fibers.

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OCIS Codes
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: July 6, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 16, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 17, 2010
Published: August 20, 2010

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D. L. Yang, H. Gong, E. Y. B. Pun, X. Zhao, and H. Lin, "Rare-earth ions doped heavy metal germanium tellurite glasses for fiber lighting in minimally invasive surgery," Opt. Express 18, 18997-19008 (2010)

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