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Spectroscopic properties of Ho3+, Tm3+, and Ho3+/Tm3+ doped tellurite glasses for fiber laser applications
Author(s): M. Seshadri; J. A. P. Ferencz Junior; Y. C. Ratnakaram; L. C. Barbosa
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Paper Abstract

Several papers were reported on spectroscopic properties of rare earth doped different host glasses. A complete knowledge of fluorescence properties of rare earth ions in laser materials is necessary to achieve efficient, compact and cheap sources of laser radiation for NIR and mid-IR region. Tellurite glasses are potentially useful for generation of NIR and mid-IR laser radiation due to its special features such as lowest phonon energy (750 cm-1) among oxide glasses, reasonably wide transmission region (0.35 - 5μm), good glass stability, good rare earth ion solubility, high linear and non-linear refractive index. In the present work, authors prepared Ho3+ and Tm3+ singly doped and Ho3+/Tm3+ co-doped tellurite glasses using conventional melt-quenching method. Spectroscopic measurements and analysis of energy transfer process in Ho3+, Tm3+ and Ho3+ /Tm3+ co-doped glasses pumped with 785nm and 451 nm excitation wavelengths have been performed. There are some spectroscopic properties which are important in understanding and modeling of rare earth doped laser materials. Using Judd-Ofelt theory, radiative transition rates (Arad), radiative lifetimes (τR) and branching ratios (β) were estimated for certain excited states of Ho3+ and Tm3+ doped tellurite glasses. The emission cross-sections and gain coefficients have been determined from the absorption spectra of Ho3+ and Tm3+ ions in tellurite glasses. The energy transfer process such as ion cross-relaxation, Tm3+-Ho3+ energy transfer and energy transfer upconversion were studied and identified to specific candidate for laser operation.

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Date Published: 7 March 2014
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8961, Fiber Lasers XI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 896139 (7 March 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2036876
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M. Seshadri, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
J. A. P. Ferencz Junior, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)
Y. C. Ratnakaram, Sri Venateswara Univ. (India)
L. C. Barbosa, Univ. Estadual de Campinas (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8961:
Fiber Lasers XI: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Siddharth Ramachandran, Editor(s)

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