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Development of Er+3-doped heavy-metal fluoride glasses for WDM broadband applications
Author(s): Matthew F. Finley; Michael T. Murtagh; George H. Sigel
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Paper Abstract

An investigation has been undertaken to explore various compositions of erbium doped heavy metal fluoride glasses for 1.55 micrometers optical amplifiers. The optical fluorescence of Er3+ in various glasses at 1.55 micrometers was measured and compared to standard Er3+ doped ZBLAN. The focus of the investigation was a broader flatter emission for wavelength division multiplexing optical amplifiers. Various InF3 and ZrF4 based glasses were characterized. ZrF4 glasses containing LiF have been found to exhibit a broader and flatter emission at 1.55 micrometers .

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 1998
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3416, Infrared Glass Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (28 September 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.323375
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Matthew F. Finley, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
Michael T. Murtagh, Rutgers Univ. (United States)
George H. Sigel, Rutgers Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3416:
Infrared Glass Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad, Editor(s)

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