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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2005
  • pp: 2122–2124

Erbium partitioning in a heavily doped transparent glass ceramic

Gina C. Jones and S. N. Houde-Walter  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 16, pp. 2122-2124 (2005)

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An erbium-doped transparent glass ceramic, consisting of LaF3 nanocrystallites with a characteristic length of approximately 20 nm embedded in an aluminosilicate glass matrix and exhibiting infrared-to-green upconversion, has been studied. The degree of erbium partitioning into the nanocrystallite phase was found using energy transfer coefficients determined from bulk Er3+:LaF3 samples. This transparent glass ceramic sample was found to have a partitioning fraction of 19±5%.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

Gina C. Jones and S. N. Houde-Walter, "Erbium partitioning in a heavily doped transparent glass ceramic," Opt. Lett. 30, 2122-2124 (2005)

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