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Tm3+- and Er3+- doped tellurite glass fibers for a broadband amplifier at 1430 to 1600 nm
Author(s): Shaoxiong Shen; Mira Naftaly; Animesh Jha
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Paper Abstract

Tellurite glasses doped with Er3+ and Tm3+ are investigated for broadband amplifiers in the third telecommunications window. Fluorescence spectra and lifetimes of Er3+ and Tm3+ in tellurite glass were measured. Stimulated emission cross-sections were calculated using the McCumber method for Er3+ and the Judd-Ofelt analysis for Tm3+. 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: 10 December 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3849, Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications, (10 December 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.372791
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Shaoxiong Shen, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Mira Naftaly, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)
Animesh Jha, Univ. of Leeds (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3849:
Infrared Optical Fibers and Their Applications
Mohammed Saad; James A. Harrington, Editor(s)

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