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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2012
  • pp: 268–270

Intense 2.7 µm emission and structural origin in Er3+-doped bismuthate (Bi2O3-GeO2-Ga2O3-Na2O) glass

Yanyan Guo, Ming Li, Lili Hu, and Junjie Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 268-270 (2012)

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The 2.7 μm emission properties in Er3+-doped bismuthate (Bi2O3-GeO2-Ga2O3-Na2O) glass were investigated in the present Letter. An intense 2.7 μm emission in Er3+-doped bismuthate glass was observed. It is found that Er3+-doped bismuthate glass possesses high spontaneous transition probability A (65.26s1) and large 2.7 μm emission cross section σem (9.53×1021cm2) corresponding to the stimulated emission of Er3+:I11/24I13/24 transition. The emission characteristic and energy transfer process upon excitation of a conventional 980 nm laser diode in bismuthate glass were analyzed. Additionally, the structure of bismuthate glass was analyzed by the Raman spectrum. The advantageous spectroscopic characteristics of Er3+ single-doped bismuthate glass together with the prominent thermal property indicate that bismuthate glass might become an attractive host for developing solid-state lasers around 2.7 μm.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2750) Materials : Glass and other amorphous materials
(160.4670) Materials : Optical materials
(160.5690) Materials : Rare-earth-doped materials
(260.3060) Physical optics : Infrared
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence

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Original Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2011
Published: January 13, 2012

Yanyan Guo, Ming Li, Lili Hu, and Junjie Zhang, "Intense 2.7 µm emission and structural origin in Er3+-doped bismuthate (Bi2O3-GeO2-Ga2O3-Na2O) glass," Opt. Lett. 37, 268-270 (2012)

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