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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2012
  • pp: 4176–4178

Highly efficient 1.54 μm emission in Zr/Yb/Er-codoped LiNbO3 crystal

Yannan Qian, Rui Wang, Biao Wang, Chao Xu, Lili Xing, and Yanling Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 20, pp. 4176-4178 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.004176


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Abstract

Codoping with Zr 4 + ions enhances the 1.54 μm emission in Yb / Er : LiNbO 3 crystal by about three times. Optical damage resistant Zr 4 + ion increases the maximum phonon energy of Er : LiNbO 3 host, which is favorable for the nonradiative relaxation from I 11 / 2 4 to I 13 / 2 4 state (Er). The time decay spectra show that the incorporation of Zr 4 + ions leads to a shortening lifetime of I 11 / 2 4 state (Er), increasing the nonradiative relaxation rate of I 11 / 2 4 I 13 / 2 4 (Er) in Yb / Er : LiNbO 3 . The 1.54 μm emission enhancement is important to telecommunication application.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: August 21, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2012
Published: October 2, 2012

Citation
Yannan Qian, Rui Wang, Biao Wang, Chao Xu, Lili Xing, and Yanling Xu, "Highly efficient 1.54 μm emission in Zr/Yb/Er-codoped LiNbO3 crystal," Opt. Lett. 37, 4176-4178 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-20-4176


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