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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1989
  • pp: 856–858

Stimulated-emission cross sections of the 5F15I5 and 5F15I6 transitions of Pm3+ in a phosphate glass

R. Beach, S. Weinzapfel, R. Staver, R. Solarz, M. Shinn, and W. Krupke  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 16, pp. 856-858 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.14.000856


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Abstract

We report a laser cavity measurement of stimulated-emission cross sections for both the 5F15I5 (0.93-μm) and 5F15I6 (1.1-μm) laser transitions of Pm3+ ions in a lead–indium–phosphate glass host. The measured cross sections for these two transitions are 1.8 × 10−20 (±11%) and 2.8 × 10−20 cm2 (±22%), respectively. These values agree with previously reported values based on a Judd–Ofelt-type analysis of spectroscopic data.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 23, 1989
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 1989
Published: August 15, 1989

Citation
R. Beach, S. Weinzapfel, R. Staver, R. Solarz, M. Shinn, and W. Krupke, "Stimulated-emission cross sections of the 5F15I5 and 5F15I6 transitions of Pm3+ in a phosphate glass," Opt. Lett. 14, 856-858 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-14-16-856

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