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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 15 — Jul. 29, 2013
  • pp: 18408–18413

Anti-Stokes luminescence in Bismuth-doped silica and germania-based fibers

Sergei V. Firstov, Vladimir F. Khopin, Vladimir V. Velmiskin, Elena G. Firstova, Igor A. Bufetov, Alexei N. Guryanov, and Evgeny M. Dianov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 18408-18413 (2013)

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Luminescence excitation spectra of active centers in bismuth-doped vitreous SiO2 and vitreous GeO2 optical fibers under the two-step excitation have been obtained for the first time. The results revealed only one bismuth-related IR active center formed in each of these fibers. The observed IR luminescence bands at 1430 nm (1650 nm) and 830 nm (950 nm), yellow-orange (red) band at 580 nm (655 nm), violet (blue) band at 420 nm (480 nm) belong to this bismuth-related active center in the vitreous SiO2 (vitreous GeO2), correspondingly.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 17, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2013
Published: July 24, 2013

Sergei V. Firstov, Vladimir F. Khopin, Vladimir V. Velmiskin, Elena G. Firstova, Igor A. Bufetov, Alexei N. Guryanov, and Evgeny M. Dianov, "Anti-Stokes luminescence in Bismuth-doped silica and germania-based fibers," Opt. Express 21, 18408-18413 (2013)

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