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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9298–9307

Spectral study of the stimulated emission of Nd3+ in fluorotellurite bulk glass

A. Miguel, J. Azkargorta, R. Morea, I. Iparraguirre, J. Gonzalo, J. Fernandez, and R. Balda  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9298-9307 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.009298


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Abstract

In this work we present, for the first time to our knowledge, laser emission under wavelength selective laser-pulsed pumping in Nd3+-doped TeO2-ZnO-ZnF2 bulk glass for two different Nd3+ concentrations. The fluorescence properties of Nd3+ ions in this matrix which include, Judd-Ofelt calculation, stimulated emission cross-section of the laser transition and lifetimes are also presented. The site-selective emission and excitation spectra along the 4I9/24F3/2 absorption band show the inhomogeneous behaviour of the crystal field felt by Nd3+ ions in this fluorotellurite glass which allows for spectral tuning of the laser output pulse as a function of the pumping wavelength. The emission cross-section obtained from the Judd-Ofelt analysis and spectral data (4.9x10−20 cm2) is in fairly good agreement with the value obtained from the analysis of the laser threshold data (4x10−20 cm2).

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 11, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2013
Published: April 8, 2013

Citation
A. Miguel, J. Azkargorta, R. Morea, I. Iparraguirre, J. Gonzalo, J. Fernandez, and R. Balda, "Spectral study of the stimulated emission of Nd3+ in fluorotellurite bulk glass," Opt. Express 21, 9298-9307 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-9298


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