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Characterization Of Er3+-Doped Glasses By Fluorescence Line Narrowing
Author(s): S. Zemon; G. Lambert; W. J. Miniscalco; L. J. Andrews; B. T. Hall
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Paper Abstract

The Stark levels of the 4115/2 ground state manifold have been determined for Er3+-doped fluoride, fluorophosphate, and silicate bulk glasses from fluorescence-line-narrowing measurements at 4.2 K. Splittings between adjacent Stark levels were observed to be 20-80 cm-1. The total energy spread of the manifold ranged from 335 to 400 cm-1. The energy of a given Stark level varied up to 60 cm-1 depending on the particular Er3+ sites excited. Using the 4.2-K results, homogeneous broadening is found to be a reasonable approximation for the 300-K luminescence band.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1990
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1171, Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers, (15 February 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.963155
Show Author Affiliations
S. Zemon, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)
G. Lambert, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)
W. J. Miniscalco, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)
L. J. Andrews, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)
B. T. Hall, GTE Laboratories Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1171:
Fiber Laser Sources and Amplifiers
Michel J. F. Digonnet, Editor(s)

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