The spectroscopic properties of Ni<sup>2+</sup>- doped nanocrystalline glass-ceramic fibers are reported. The cerammed fibers show strong fluorescence with peak wavelength at 1250 nm, 3-dB bandwidth at ~250nm, measured lifetimes at >1ms, and low-fluorescence saturation powers (~35mW) for 980-nm diode pumping. Current diode-pumped output powers are ~100µW .
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(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
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(160.6990) Materials : Transition-metal-doped materials
(170.4500) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical coherence tomography
B. N. Samson, L. R. Pinckney, J. Wang, G. H. Beall, and N. F. Borrelli, "Nickel-doped nanocrystalline glass-ceramic fiber," Opt. Lett. 27, 1309-1311 (2002)