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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5409–5418

Multiple visible emissions by means of up-conversion process in a microstructured tellurite glass optical fiber

Nadia G. Boetti, Joris Lousteau, Davide Negro, Emanuele Mura, Gerardo Scarpignato, Silvio Abrate, and Daniel Milanese  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5409-5418 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.005409


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Abstract

We present a microstructured fiber whose 9 µm diameter core consists in three concentric rings made of three active glasses having different rare earth oxide dopants, Yb3+/Er3+, Yb3+/Tm3+ and Yb3+/Pr3+, respectively. Morphological and optical characterization of the optical fiber are presented. The photoluminescence spectrum is investigated for different pumping conditions using a commercial 980 nm laser diode. Tuning of the RGB (or white light) emission is demonstrated not only by adjusting the pump power but also by using an optical iris as spatial filter which, thanks to the microstructured core, also acts as a spectral filter.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(060.4005) Fiber optics and optical communications : Microstructured fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2012
Published: February 21, 2012

Citation
Nadia G. Boetti, Joris Lousteau, Davide Negro, Emanuele Mura, Gerardo Scarpignato, Silvio Abrate, and Daniel Milanese, "Multiple visible emissions by means of up-conversion process in a microstructured tellurite glass optical fiber," Opt. Express 20, 5409-5418 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-5-5409


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