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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2339–2341

Designer emission spectra through tailored energy transfer in nanoparticle-doped silica preforms

Courtney Kucera, Baris Kokuoz, Dale Edmondson, David Griese, Michael Miller, Andrew James, William Baker, and John Ballato  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2339-2341 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002339


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Abstract

This Letter provides a qualitative proof of concept for purposefully tailoring the emission spectrum of glass by spatially localizing dissimilar dopants to control the degree of energy transfer. More specifically, modified-chemical-vapor-deposition-derived silica preforms were solution doped with either a solution of individually Eu 3 + - or Tb 3 + -doped nanoparticles or a solution of Eu 3 + Tb 3 + -codoped nanoparticles. The preform prepared using the codoped nanoparticles exhibited energy transfer from the Tb 3 + to the Eu 3 + ions, whereas the preform containing individually doped nanoparticles yielded only discretely Tb 3 + or Eu 3 + emissions. The extension of this work to broadband amplifiers and lasers is discussed.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2290) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: May 28, 2009
Revised Manuscript: June 28, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 29, 2009
Published: July 28, 2009

Citation
Courtney Kucera, Baris Kokuoz, Dale Edmondson, David Griese, Michael Miller, Andrew James, William Baker, and John Ballato, "Designer emission spectra through tailored energy transfer in nanoparticle-doped silica preforms," Opt. Lett. 34, 2339-2341 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-15-2339

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