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Spectroscopy of Nd3+, Tm3+, and Er3+ ions in tellurite glasses and fibers for broadband optical fiber amplifiers in the 1350- to 1600-nm range
Author(s): M. Nafataly; Shaoxiong Shen; Animesh Jha
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Paper Abstract

Tellurite glasses doped with Er3+, Tm3+ and Nd3+ are investigated for broadband amplifiers in the third telecommunications window. Fluorescence spectra and lifetimes of Er3+, Tm3+ and Nd3+ in tellurite glass were measured. Stimulated emission cross- sections were calculated using the McCumber method for Er3+ and the Judd-Ofelt analysis for Tm3+ and Nd3+. The obtained emission parameters are compared with those in other glass hosts. The potential advantages of tellurite glass as amplifier host are discussed.

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Date Published: 12 November 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3896, Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Photonic Devices, (12 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.370325
Show Author Affiliations
M. Nafataly, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Shaoxiong Shen, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Animesh Jha, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3896:
Design, Fabrication, and Characterization of Photonic Devices
Marek Osinski; Soo-Jin Chua; Shigefusa F. Chichibu, Editor(s)

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