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Development and characterization of a new Er3+-doped phosphate glass for planar waveguide lasers and amplifiers
Author(s): Shibin Jiang; Seppo Honkanen; Tao Luo; Bor-Chyuan Hwang; Gualtiero Nunzi Conti; Michael J. Myers; Daniel L. Rhonehouse; Nasser Peyghambarian
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Paper Abstract

A new Er3+ doped phosphate glass exhibiting an excellent durability in both boiling water and NaNO3 molten salt was developed. Ion-exchange process of this glass was investigated by treating glass samples in a variety of salt bathes with various exposure times. Planar waveguide with one mode at 1.54 micrometers and three modes at 632.8 nm was demonstrated. Spectral properties of Er3+ in this glass were characterized by measuring absorption and emission spectra, and fluorescence lifetimes. Emission cross section of Er3+ in this glass was calculated to be 0.76 X 10-20 cm2 using McCumber theory. Our preliminary experimental results indicate this new Er3+ doped glass is an excellent material for ion-exchanged waveguide lasers and amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3280, Rare-Earth-Doped Devices II, (15 April 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.305405
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Shibin Jiang, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona and Kigre, Inc. (United States)
Seppo Honkanen, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tao Luo, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona and Kigre, Inc. (United States)
Bor-Chyuan Hwang, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Gualtiero Nunzi Conti, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (Italy)
Michael J. Myers, Kigre, Inc. (United States)
Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Kigre, Inc. (United States)
Nasser Peyghambarian, Optical Sciences Ctr./Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3280:
Rare-Earth-Doped Devices II
Seppo Honkanen; Shibin Jiang, Editor(s)

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