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Spectroscopic properties of bismuth-germanate glasses co-doped with erbium and holmium ions
Author(s): Tomasz Ragin; Marcin Kochanowicz; Jacek Żmojda; Dominik Dorosz
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Paper Abstract

In the article an analysis of thermal and spectroscopic properties of heavy metal oxide glasses from the Bi2O3-Ga2O3- Na2O-Ge2O3 system doped with rare earth elements were presented. It has been focused on the elaboration of the glass composition in terms of low phonon energy, high transparency in the range of infrared region and high thermal stability (ΔT=160 °C) required in optical fiber technology. Fabricated glasses co-doped with Er3+/Ho3+ions under 980 nm laser diode excitation exhibit emission at 1.55 μm (Er3+: 4I 13/24I15/2) and 2.0 μm (Ho3+: 4I75I8). The emission at 2.0 μm results from the Er3+ → Ho3+energy transfer. Taking into account great thermal stability and good optical properties such as high transparency (up to 80%) or high refractive index (2.23), the fabricated bismuth-germanate glass co-doped with Er3+/Ho3+ is promising material for construction of active optical fibers operating in the range of mid-infrared.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 May 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9228, Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2014, 92280C (12 May 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2067063
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Tomasz Ragin, Białystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Marcin Kochanowicz, Białystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Jacek Żmojda, Białystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Dominik Dorosz, Białystok Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9228:
Optical Fibers and Their Applications 2014
Jan Dorosz; Ryszard S. Romaniuk, Editor(s)

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