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Stimulated emission and light amplification in Ho3+ doped oxyfluoride glasses and glass-ceramics
Author(s): Fernando Lahoz; Nestor E. Capuj; Daniel Navarro-Urrios; Sergio E. Hernández
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Paper Abstract

Stimulated emission and light amplification have been observed in Ho3+-doped transparent oxyfluoride glasses and glass-ceramics. A pump and probe experiment has been designed to show this result. A doubled-frequency Nd-YAG pulsed laser oscillating at 532nm was used as the pump source to strongly populate the Ho3+ 5S2:5F4 level. Low power laser radiation at 750nm was used as the probe beam to stimulate the Ho3+ 5S2:5F45I7 electronic transition at the same wavelength. The high power pump pulses provide population inversion between the Ho3+ 5S2:5F4 and 5I7 electronic levels and a net positive gain in the 750nm signal is observed both in the precursor glass and in the glass-ceramic. The highest optical gain was obtained for the glass-ceramic sample and corresponds to about 3.7cm-1 (~16dB/cm). The dynamics of the gain is also investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 June 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6593, Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications II, 65930M (7 June 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.721884
Show Author Affiliations
Fernando Lahoz, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)
Nestor E. Capuj, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)
Daniel Navarro-Urrios, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)
Lab. Nanoscienze, Univ. di Trento (Italy)
Sergio E. Hernández, Univ. of La Laguna (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6593:
Photonic Materials, Devices, and Applications II
Ali Serpengüzel; Gonçal Badenes; Giancarlo C. Righini, Editor(s)

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