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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 6, Iss. 4 — Feb. 14, 2000
  • pp: 104–108

Optical properties of Nd doped Bi2O3-PbO-Ga2O3 glasses

Luciana R. P. Kassab, Sonia H. Tatumi, Cintia M. S. Mendes, Lilia C. Courrol, and Niklaus U. Wetter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 6, Issue 4, pp. 104-108 (2000)

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The optical properties of a new family of neodymium doped BPG (Bi2O3-PbO-Ga2O3) glasses are presented. We measured a high refractive index, of 2.5, and a transmission cutoff in the far infrared at 8µm. Three emission bands are observed centered at 877nm, 1066nm and 1341nm. The emission cross-section is 10-20cm2 and the total spectral linewidth is 30nm at 1066nm. The Judd-Ofelt parameters are calculated and used to evaluate transition probability, radiative lifetime and branching ratios. The optical properties of these Nd:BPG glasses show promise for their use as a new active laser material.

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(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

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Original Manuscript: January 18, 2000
Published: February 14, 2000

Luciana Kassab, Sonia Tatumi, Cintia Mendes, Lilia Courrol, and Niklaus Wetter, "Optical properties of Nd doped Bi2O3-PbO-Ga2O3 glasses," Opt. Express 6, 104-108 (2000)

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