Er3+ doped niobic-tungsten–tellurite glasses doped with concentration of Er3+ ion up to 3 wt% were fabricated. The effect of Er3+ doping concentration on thermal stability and optical properties was investigated in order to obtain the most suitable rare earth content for developing 1.5 micron compact fiber amplifier pumped with a commercial telecom 980 nm laser diode. The maximum doping concentration allowed was found to be around 1.77 x 10^20 ions/cm^3, for which a broad 1.5 micron emission spectra of 65 nm FWHM and a lifetime of 3.4 ms for the 4I13/2 level was measured.
|Titolo:||Thermal stability and spectroscopic properties of erbium-doped niobic-tungsten–tellurite glasses for laser and amplifier devices|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.jlumin.2011.12.057|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|