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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 169–171

Eye-safe 2 μm luminescence from thulium-doped silicon

Manon Lourenço, Russell Gwilliam, and Kevin Homewood  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 169-171 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.000169


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Abstract

We report on photoluminescence in the 1.7 2.1 μm range of silicon doped with thulium. This is achieved by the implantation of Tm into silicon that has been codoped with boron to reduce the thermal quenching. At least six strong lines can be distinguished at 80 K ; at 300 K , the spectrum is dominated by the main emission at 2 μm . These emissions are attributed to the trivalent Tm 3 + internal transitions between the first excited state and the ground state.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(250.5230) Optoelectronics : Photoluminescence

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Materials

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2010
Published: January 10, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Manon Lourenço, Russell Gwilliam, and Kevin Homewood, "Eye-safe 2μm luminescence from thulium-doped silicon," Opt. Lett. 36, 169-171 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-2-169


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