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Title: Energy transfer and optical gain properties of P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-ZnO-LiF: (Yb{sup 3+}, Er{sup 3+}) glasses

The present paper reports on the results pertaining to the emission properties of 0.5 mol% Er{sup 3+} and together (0.5 Yb{sup 3+} /0.5 Er{sup 3+}) doped PZL (P{sub 2}O{sub 5}-ZnO-LiF) glasses prepared by a melt quenching method. From the optical absorption data, absorption and stimulated emission cross-sections have been evaluated using McCumber’s theory and further cross-sectional gain has also been computed for Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+} doped glass. On exciting the single (Er{sup 3+}) and dual rare earth ions (Yb{sup 3+}/Er{sup 3+}) doped glass sample at λ{sub exci} = 379 nm, three emission bands in the visible region {sup 2}H{sub 11/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} (526 nm), {sup 4}S{sub 3/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} (549 nm) and {sup 4}F{sub 9/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} (664 nm) are observed and while at λ{sub exci} = 980 nm (Laser Diode) excitation a broad emission at 1530 nm attributed to {sup 4}H{sub 13/2}→{sup 4}I{sub 15/2} is observed in the NIR region. The enhancement in visible and NIR emission intensities with the addition of Yb{sup 3+} to Er{sup 3+} due to an energy transfer process from Yb{sup 3+} to Er{sup 3+} has been explained in terms of an energy level diagram.
Authors:
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  1. Department of Physics, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati-517502, A.P. (India)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22490372
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1665; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 59. DAE solid state physics symposium 2014, Tamilnadu (India), 16-20 Dec 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ABSORPTION SPECTRA; CROSS SECTIONS; DIAGRAMS; DOPED MATERIALS; EMISSION SPECTRA; ENERGY LEVELS; ENERGY TRANSFER; ERBIUM IONS; GAIN; GLASS; LASER RADIATION; LITHIUM FLUORIDES; PHOSPHORUS OXIDES; STIMULATED EMISSION; VISIBLE SPECTRA; YTTERBIUM IONS; ZINC OXIDES