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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2001
  • pp: 429–431

Spectral hole burning in thulium-doped glass ceramics

Roger M. Macfarlane and Matthew J. Dejneka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 7, pp. 429-431 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.000429


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Abstract

We have used spectral hole burning to measure the homogeneous linewidth of the <sup>3</sup>H<sub>6</sub>(1)– <sup>3</sup>F<sub>3</sub>(1) transition of Tm<sup>3+</sup> ions doped into oxyfluoride glass ceramics consisting of nanocrystals of LaF<sub>3</sub> in an aluminosilicate glass matrix. From the magnitude of the hole width in the nanocrystals and its dependence on temperature, we propose that excitation of tunneling modes in the adjacent glassy phase as well as of confined mechanical modes in the nanocrystals is responsible for the broadening.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(300.3700) Spectroscopy : Linewidth
(300.6360) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, laser

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Roger M. Macfarlane and Matthew J. Dejneka, "Spectral hole burning in thulium-doped glass ceramics," Opt. Lett. 26, 429-431 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-7-429

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