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Title: Optical Characterization of Nd3+ and Er3+ Doped-Lead-Indium Phosphate Glasses

Abstract

In this work, Judd-Ofelt analysis is applied to rare-earth-doped lead-indium-phosphate glasses (RE-PbInPO{sub 4}, where RE = Er{sup 3+} and Nd{sup 3+}) in order to evaluate their potential as both glass laser systems and amplifier materials. The phenomenological Judd-Ofelt parameters {Omega}{sub (2)}, {Omega}{sub (4)}, and {Omega}{sub (6)} are determined for both rare-earth ions together with their quality factors and compared with the equivalent parameters for several other host glasses. The spontaneous emission probabilities and the lifetimes of the Nd{sup 3+} {sup 4}F{sub 3/2} laser transitions are determined and analyzed as a function of the optical quality factor. For Nd{sup 3+}-PbInPO{sub 4}, glass fluorescence emission (890, 1058, and 1330 nm) lines are observed. Highly efficient infrared-to-visible frequency up-conversion at 530, 550, and 670 nm as well as an intense infrared fluorescence emission ({approx}1540 nm) is observed in Er{sup 3+}-doped PbIn(PO{sub 4}) glasses pumped using 800 nm radiation excitation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Instituto de Fisica, Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil
  2. Universidade Federal do Ceara, Ceara, Brazil
  3. Argonne National Laboratory (ANL)
  4. ORNL
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
979586
DOE Contract Number:
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 102; Journal Issue: 4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AMPLIFIERS; EXCITATION; FLUORESCENCE; GLASS; LASERS; PHOSPHATES; QUALITY FACTOR; RADIATIONS

Citation Formats

Brito, Taisa B., Vermelho, M. V. D., Gouveia, E. A., de Araujo, M. T., Guedes, I., Loong, C. K., and Boatner, Lynn A. Optical Characterization of Nd3+ and Er3+ Doped-Lead-Indium Phosphate Glasses. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2756705.
Brito, Taisa B., Vermelho, M. V. D., Gouveia, E. A., de Araujo, M. T., Guedes, I., Loong, C. K., & Boatner, Lynn A. Optical Characterization of Nd3+ and Er3+ Doped-Lead-Indium Phosphate Glasses. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2756705.
Brito, Taisa B., Vermelho, M. V. D., Gouveia, E. A., de Araujo, M. T., Guedes, I., Loong, C. K., and Boatner, Lynn A. Mon . "Optical Characterization of Nd3+ and Er3+ Doped-Lead-Indium Phosphate Glasses". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2756705.
@article{osti_979586,
title = {Optical Characterization of Nd3+ and Er3+ Doped-Lead-Indium Phosphate Glasses},
author = {Brito, Taisa B. and Vermelho, M. V. D. and Gouveia, E. A. and de Araujo, M. T. and Guedes, I. and Loong, C. K. and Boatner, Lynn A},
abstractNote = {In this work, Judd-Ofelt analysis is applied to rare-earth-doped lead-indium-phosphate glasses (RE-PbInPO{sub 4}, where RE = Er{sup 3+} and Nd{sup 3+}) in order to evaluate their potential as both glass laser systems and amplifier materials. The phenomenological Judd-Ofelt parameters {Omega}{sub (2)}, {Omega}{sub (4)}, and {Omega}{sub (6)} are determined for both rare-earth ions together with their quality factors and compared with the equivalent parameters for several other host glasses. The spontaneous emission probabilities and the lifetimes of the Nd{sup 3+} {sup 4}F{sub 3/2} laser transitions are determined and analyzed as a function of the optical quality factor. For Nd{sup 3+}-PbInPO{sub 4}, glass fluorescence emission (890, 1058, and 1330 nm) lines are observed. Highly efficient infrared-to-visible frequency up-conversion at 530, 550, and 670 nm as well as an intense infrared fluorescence emission ({approx}1540 nm) is observed in Er{sup 3+}-doped PbIn(PO{sub 4}) glasses pumped using 800 nm radiation excitation.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2756705},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 4,
volume = 102,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}