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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19551–19561

Combined excitation-emission spectroscopy of bismuth active centers in optical fibers

S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, I. A. Bufetov, E. G. Firstova, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19551-19561 (2011)

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For the first time, 3-dimensional luminescence spectra (luminescence intensity as a function of the excitation and emission wavelengths) have been obtained for bismuth-doped optical fibers of various compositions in a wide spectral range (450-1700 nm). The bismuth-doped fibers investigated have the following core compositions: SiO2, GeO2, Al-doped SiO2, and P-doped SiO2. The measurements are performed at room and liquid nitrogen temperatures. Based on the experimental results, the positions of the low-lying energy-levels of the IR bismuth active centers in SiO2- and GeO2-core fibers have been determined. Similarity of the energy-level schemes for the two core compositions has been revealed.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(160.2290) Materials : Fiber materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 31, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: September 22, 2011

S. V. Firstov, V. F. Khopin, I. A. Bufetov, E. G. Firstova, A. N. Guryanov, and E. M. Dianov, "Combined excitation-emission spectroscopy of bismuth active centers in optical fibers," Opt. Express 19, 19551-19561 (2011)

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